Dr. Ben Reitman and the Women Who Loved Him
by Mecca Reitman Carpenter
THE IMPOSSIBLE, IRRESPONSIBLE AND IRRESISTIBLE DR. REITMAN
"I have been called almost every name that can label or discredit a man. I have never denied any of the charges." So wrote Ben Reitman, king of the hoboes, physician, comrade lover to "Red Emma" Goldman, pioneer in birth control, syphilis prevention and the rights and education of hoboes and a life-long friend and doctor to Chicago's prostitutes, convicts, homeless and poor in the first half of the 20th century.
No Regrets is the story of the flamboyant and controversial Dr. Reitman told by his daughter who dared explore her family's hidden past - searching in letters and family records for the secrets of her long dead-father and the woman who had loved him.
No Regrets: Dr. Ben Reitman and the Women Who Loved Him by Mecca Reitman Carpenter, 212 page original trade paperback with illustrations, ISBN 0-9650584-0-9, LCCN 97-91152, $12.00 plus $3 shipping and handling. SouthSide Press, 94 Pleasant St., Lexington, MA, 02421