Ben Fine with Don Mazzella

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Author Name: Ben Fine

Book: The Salsa King of Scarsdale

Note: See attached for more about the book and author.


Ben Fine

Ira Brodsky is a successful OB-GYN, with a house and family in Westchester and a Park
Avenue practice. Ira though is dissatisfied; dissatisfied with his wife, his children and his life in
general. Despite his success he is still the nerd he was in high school and beginning mid-life
crisis he now looks like a overweight Sigmund Freud. An affair with hot X-ray technician Inez
Rodriguez sets Ira on a path to turn everything upside down and become the salsa king of
The Salsa King of Scarsdale tells the half-comic, half-tragic story of Ira Brodsky’s
transformation from successful gynecologist and wealthy suburban family man to the salsa
king of Scarsdale; a man who spends his evenings at the Audubon ballroom.
Author Bio: Dr. Ben Fine is a mathematician and professor at Fairfield University in Connecticut
in the United States. He is a graduate of the MFA program at Fairfield University and is the
author of fifteen books (twelve in mathematics, one on chess, one a political thriller and one a
swahbuckler about pirates) as well over 130 research articles, fifteen short stories and a novella
about Pirates. His story August 18,1969 published in the Green Silk Journal was nominated for
a Pushcart prize. His story From the Dambovitsa to Coney Island was an honorable mention
winner in the Glimmer Train Literary Contest. His story “The Schuyler Diamonds” won First
Place in the Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Awards in the Mystery/Crime Category. His story
“My Mother, God and the Big Blue Ford”, published in Green Silk Journal won Honorable
Mention in the 45th New Millennium Writing Awards. He has completed a memoir told in
interwoven stories called Tales from Brighton Beach: A Boy Grows in Brooklyn. The stories
detail his growing up in Brighton Beach, a seaside neighborhood on the southern tip of
Brooklyn, during the 1950’s and 1960’s. Brighton Beach was unique and set apart from the rest
of New York City both in character and in time. His two latest novel are Out of Granada
released in 2017 and The Lazarus Opertion , published by Hancock Press. His author website

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