Terry Berkson grew up in Brooklyn. He also worked on farms, hunted woods and fished streams and lakes in and around Richfield Springs, New York. After serving a two year stint in the army, which allowed him to do extensive travel in Europe, he attended the City University Of New York on the G.I. Bill and earned a Masters Of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing. He has placed works of fact, fiction and photo in New York magazine, Automobile,
The New York Daily News Sunday Magazine, Modern Maturity and many more.
Library Journal says of his memoir, Corvette Odyssey, “highly recommended with broad appeal.”
 Publishers Weekly
says, “surprisingly meaningful.” 

Corvette Odyssey

Search for a Stolen Stingray
 Terry Berkson

Originally published by The Lyons Press
Now updated and republished by the author in 2013

Book Description.  It was a car fanatic's nightmare.  While Terry Berkson was visiting his newborn son at the hospital, his '63 Corvette--a gift from his late father--was stolen off the streets of Brooklyn.  Berkson didn't have theft insurance and he couldn't get over the loss...Read more

To purchase a signed and personalized copy directly from the author--up to 20 words--you can request one via e-mail at terryberkson@aol.com send a check or money order for $7.95 (Free Shipping) with your requested personalized inscription to: Terry Berkson, 349 Gulf Road, Richfield Springs, New York 13439-4217. 

Publishers Weekly.  At what point does determination become obsession and then sheer insanity?  Most people would agree that at some point Berkson crosses that line, but their opinion on whether that is a good or bad thing may depend on what they think about old cars.  Berkson tells the story of what happened after his beloved 1963..Read Full Review
Library Journal.   As each page is turned, it becomes harder to put the book down.   With credits in both writing and car-enthusiasts schools, Berkson is well positioned to relate his true story with precision and canny analysis in a way that will appeal broadly.   Highly recommended...Read full review
Car and Driver
Somebody stole Terry Berkson's red 1963 Corvette convertible.   To say he was fond of the car doesn't quite do it.   He was so pissed by this outrage he wrote a 208-page book that charts the ugly terrain of what's in store...Read full review
The Corvette Story. If owning a 1963 Riverside Red convertible is a car enthusiast's dream, then having it stolen is the ultimate nightmare.   Exactly what happened to Terry Berkson and with the tenacity of a pit bull and against the advice...Read full review
Brooklyn's Bay News.
  Whether you are a gear-head, car enthusiast, mystery lover, crime-solver or just have a heart, there is something for you in Corvette Odyssey.
Corvette Fever.   So much more to this story than a man's obsession to get back his stolen car...an Excellent book.
Inspiring Story.  
Once in a great while a book comes along that combines a terrific story with one of the fundamental ideas that give meaning to life.   Not simply a story about recovering a piece of property, this book recounts some of the...Read full review


33 Years After Car Was Stolen