ALL GROWN UP: A tale of retail, relocation, revenge, re-invention, reckless behavior, really good clothes, indiscretion, infidelity, domestic violence, and one kidnapping. This is a memoir, told in a series of podcasts, by Kenneth D. King, podcasting from his studio near union Square in New York City. It's the story of a small-town boy who dreams of being a “grown-up”, and his journey to get there. Each week, you'll hear another installment of his story.
All Grown Up Now is the story of a life, seen through the framework of a friendship. Written like a novel, the story follows two main characters, Ken, and Mark, on a fast-paced romp through the 1980's and early 90's, blazing a path through retail, relocation, revenge, re-invention, reckless behavior, really good clothes, infidelity, domestic violence, kidnapping, and one kidnapping. (Really.)
While it runs from the 1980's to early 90's, this isn't a story that runs in a straight line--the story itself serves somewhat as a string for "beads", episodes which are flashbacks and detours that relate back to the story at hand—the story of how Ken becomes a “grown-up”.
All Grown Up Now: A Friendship in Three acts, available as a printed book, or an eBook, on Amazon.com.
Episode 40: Fortuny!
This episode is about Ken's love affair with Fortuny, and how that rare fabric found him his husband!
Episode 31: Tales of a Checkered Past---The Blind Dates
Blind dates can be a good ting, or a recipe for disaster. For Ken, they have been disaster in the past. We get to hear of three of Ken's funnier blind date stories!
Episode 33: Eulogy for a Pair of Shoes
In this episode, we hear about Ken's first pair of expensive shoes, which he paid a week's salary for in 1980. Further, we get to see just what these shoes represented.
Episode 32: Tales of a Checkered Past--First Crush
In this short story, we hear of a first crush, between an awkward teenage boy (Ken) and the Object Of His Affection, a motorcycle-riding country boy.
Episode 34: Comets Make People Crazy!
In this episode, we hear a couple of amusing tales about how the Howard Street studio in San Francisco attracted crazy people!
Episode 35: The Mermaid Dress
This is a tale of a fashion model and a high-fashion gown, leavened with a bit of crazy!
Enjoyable and Enlightening
As Kenneth narrates his stories, I sit back and reflect on my life. Society changes rapidly and thankfully we have progressed.
These podcasts will stay in your thoughts for days after listening to them. Perfect term for them, “thought provoking.”
I enjoy the background sounds, it sets the stage.These podcasts are unique and entertaining, a must listen ❤️.
Funny, sad, true
This is a wonderful podcast telling of a difficult life and redemption in a manner that is funny and touching at the same time. I don’t know whether it’s fact or fiction, but the best fiction is more true than fact, so I don’t care. I look forward to every story.
Talk about laugh-out-loud! The podcast is always amusing but ever once in a while, he throws such a turn-of-phrase out that I laugh at loud. Especially when Kenneth is speaking so properly but then slips in a vulgar term.
I grew up at the same time as Kenneth, worked in restaurants and retail, plus I sew. We share many of the same experiences (except for being gay but I did hang around gay clubs in the late 70’s) that makes it more real. Well done, Kenneth D. King!