Author calls latest novel his valentine to Miami Beach

April 16, 2015 4:20 PM

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Author calls latest novel his valentine to Miami Beach

Thane Rosenbaum lives in New York now, but he remembers vividly the Miami Beach in which he grew up. Not the blingy SoBe of celebrity food festivals, gay pride parades and Art Basel. What Rosenbaum recalls is the once-glitzy, slowly crumbling Beach of Jackie Gleason, Meyer Lansky and Wolfie’s.

“I remember seeing Muhammad Ali running laps at Miami Beach High,” said Rosenbaum, who appears Saturday at Books & Books in Coral Gables. “People were always saying, ‘I saw Muhammad Ali running on Collins Avenue.’ Everybody had a Meyer Lansky story, a story where they had lunch with him or something...

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