Edward Schwarzschild

Books & Other Writing

Responsible Men

Max Wolinsky is an ethically challenged young man who comes from a family of upstanding salesmen. What makes him cross over the line from responsible man to con man is at the heart of this poignant and gritty novel. What makes him step back is the soul of the story.

On the eve of his son's bar mitzvah, Max returns home to Philadelphia, where he plans to put the finishing touches on a not-so-honorable business transaction and then disappear quietly back to Florida. Nothing, however, goes as planned for this con man with a conscience.

Honest, funny, and moving, Responsible Men is a portrait of three generations of men struggling to be good sons and good fathers in a world of big dreams and bigger temptations.