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by Mel C. Miskimen


Growing up, Mel Miskimen thought that a gun and handcuffs on the kitchen table were as normal as a gallon of milk and a loaf of Mrs. Karl’s bread

B-Day, as it came to be known, finally arrived. Growing up, Mel Miskimen thought that a gun and handcuffs on the kitchen table were as normal as a gallon of milk and a loaf of Mrs. Karl’s bread. Her father, a Milwaukee cop for almost forty years was part Super Hero (He simply held up his hand and three lanes of traffic came to a screeching halt) and part Supreme Being (He could be anywhere at anytime. I never knew when or where he would pop u.

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B-Day, as it came to be known, finally arrived. A school day. I identified with Cinderella as I watched Dad get ready for work.

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Cop's Kid is an original and engaging look at the family life of a cop through the eyes of his daughter. It is also a cultural snapshot of people and events that shaped American life during the 1950s, '60s, and '70s. -Jonathan L. Overby, host and producer of Higher Ground. Mel Miskimen is a lifelong Milwaukee resident and an actor, writer, and humorist who regularly appears on the Higher Ground program on Wisconsin Public Radio. If you want to examine a book for possible rights licensing, please see Rights & Permissions.

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I savored every page. Every time I sat down to read this, I wanted a wet dog at my feet, a crackling fire, a good cuppa Joe, and Mom’s pot roast in the oven. Mel Miskimen, author of Cop’s Kid: A Milwaukee Memoir. Crehore’s affectionate-and frequently s of his transplanted boyhood years in Manitowoc will captivate a generous spectrum of audiences, from readers with roots in Manitowoc and rural Wisconsin to those concerned about the demise of childhood as it was once lived in America. David Rozelle, professor emeritus, University of Wisconsin–Richland Center.

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    B-Day, as it came to be known, finally arrived. It was a Friday. A school day. I identified with Cinderella as I watched Dad get ready for work. Holster, check. Gun, check.  Billy club, check. Handcuffs, check. . . . Saturday morning I got up early. Dad was already gone. Back to work. Ushering the Beatles out of town. On the table . . . there were two small bars of soap, slightly used, the words "Coach House Inn" still legible. One book of matches with four missing. And a note from Dad, "From their room." . . . No one else’s dad comes home from work with something that might, just might, have been intimate with a Beatle.    Growing up, Mel Miskimen thought that a gun and handcuffs on the kitchen table were as normal as a gallon of milk and a loaf of Mrs. Karl’s bread. Her father, a Milwaukee cop for almost forty years was part Super Hero (He simply held up his hand and three lanes of traffic came to a screeching halt) and part Supreme Being (He could be anywhere at anytime. I never knew when or where he would pop up.) Miskimen’s memoir, told in humorous vignettes, tells what it was like for a girl growing up with a dad who packed a lunch and packed heat.

Cop's Kid: A Milwaukee Memoir epub download

ISBN13: 978-0299188801

ISBN: 0299188809

Author: Mel C. Miskimen

Category: Bio and Memoris

Subcategory: Specific Groups

Language: English

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press; 1 edition (August 30, 2003)

Pages: 154 pages

ePUB size: 1254 kb

FB2 size: 1155 kb

Rating: 4.4

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Hellblade
Mel Miskimen's book is a hilarious walk down memory lane for anyone who grew up with a father who worked on the police force. My father was a police detective for a Milwaukee suburb from the `50s to the early `90s, and the parallels between her childhood and mine are incredible. From running the boyfriends through background checks, to the rules (no motorcycles, tattoos or long hair), to recording license plate numbers in the little brown book, I was laughing throughout as I recalled the very same experiences. Her book made it very clear police officers share a dominant work culture mentality that drives our heroic, yet over-protective dads.

This book is a funny and entertaining read for anyone, and a MUST read for those of us who are cops' kids!
Hellblade
Mel Miskimen's book is a hilarious walk down memory lane for anyone who grew up with a father who worked on the police force. My father was a police detective for a Milwaukee suburb from the `50s to the early `90s, and the parallels between her childhood and mine are incredible. From running the boyfriends through background checks, to the rules (no motorcycles, tattoos or long hair), to recording license plate numbers in the little brown book, I was laughing throughout as I recalled the very same experiences. Her book made it very clear police officers share a dominant work culture mentality that drives our heroic, yet over-protective dads.

This book is a funny and entertaining read for anyone, and a MUST read for those of us who are cops' kids!
Bynelad
If your childhood was from the 50's-60's you will probably relate to most of this. Not sure it would be enjoyed otherwise.
Bynelad
If your childhood was from the 50's-60's you will probably relate to most of this. Not sure it would be enjoyed otherwise.
Liarienen
Mel Miskimen's book "Cop's Kid" is wonderfully funny and entertaining. If you've been lucky enough to hear her voice on public radio -- it's all the better. Yet her voice does come through in her writing. The quirky cast of characters will make you laugh out loud and will stick in your memory.
What I enjoy most about Mel's writing is that all the while she's making fun of her relatives, and of herself -- she avoids the negative cynicism that's common to many humor writers. You get the feeling that Mel loves to be surrounded by the offbeat. At a time when our nation is more sensitive to the sacrifices of those who serve and protect, along comes this fresh, human point of view.
I highly recommend this book, not just for cop's and cop families-but for any one who needs a lot of good laughs with an underlying appreciation of how wonderful it is to live in a world full of weirdo's.
Liarienen
Mel Miskimen's book "Cop's Kid" is wonderfully funny and entertaining. If you've been lucky enough to hear her voice on public radio -- it's all the better. Yet her voice does come through in her writing. The quirky cast of characters will make you laugh out loud and will stick in your memory.
What I enjoy most about Mel's writing is that all the while she's making fun of her relatives, and of herself -- she avoids the negative cynicism that's common to many humor writers. You get the feeling that Mel loves to be surrounded by the offbeat. At a time when our nation is more sensitive to the sacrifices of those who serve and protect, along comes this fresh, human point of view.
I highly recommend this book, not just for cop's and cop families-but for any one who needs a lot of good laughs with an underlying appreciation of how wonderful it is to live in a world full of weirdo's.
Aurizar
Growing up in Milwaukee, with a Cop Dad of my own, I could totally relate with this book. Even though there are exactly 20 years between myself and the author, the similarities were amazing!
Author Mel C. Miskimen puts a hilarious spin on the life and times of having a Dad as a Police Officer. From bringing home trinkets of rock stars (in her case - The Beatles, in my case - the rock band Cinderella), to interrogating the boyfriends, this book had me cracking up! Each page delivers new humor on an old topic - Cop Dad's are strict rulers of the house, lawncare fanatics, and great big teddy bears.
In addition to the joys and perils of having a Cop Dad, Miskimen details Polish family life and growing up in 1960's Milwaukee. The holidays and trips to Busia's (Grandma's) house, family relations, and going to an "all girls" high school add delightful detail to an already entertaining book.
Once you pick this book up, good luck putting it down! With it's great, humorous writing style, I haven't read a book this enjoyable in a long time! It's like a cross between Erma Bombeck and Dave Barry.
Aurizar
Growing up in Milwaukee, with a Cop Dad of my own, I could totally relate with this book. Even though there are exactly 20 years between myself and the author, the similarities were amazing!
Author Mel C. Miskimen puts a hilarious spin on the life and times of having a Dad as a Police Officer. From bringing home trinkets of rock stars (in her case - The Beatles, in my case - the rock band Cinderella), to interrogating the boyfriends, this book had me cracking up! Each page delivers new humor on an old topic - Cop Dad's are strict rulers of the house, lawncare fanatics, and great big teddy bears.
In addition to the joys and perils of having a Cop Dad, Miskimen details Polish family life and growing up in 1960's Milwaukee. The holidays and trips to Busia's (Grandma's) house, family relations, and going to an "all girls" high school add delightful detail to an already entertaining book.
Once you pick this book up, good luck putting it down! With it's great, humorous writing style, I haven't read a book this enjoyable in a long time! It's like a cross between Erma Bombeck and Dave Barry.