My Cleveland Story

Readers' Responses

“My Cleveland Story is the modern Midwestern version of Huck Finn. The drama provides equal comedy and tragedy. Cielec has taken Catcher in the Rye, The Outsiders, and David Copperfield and wrapped it into one enchilada. An unforgettable read.”

Cleveland, Ohio

“Greg Cielec’s My Cleveland Story was wonderful. If anyone wants to read a superb novel about growing up and overcoming the adversities of what life brings, Greg’s novel is your best choice to do so. If you want to read a romantic, suspenseful and memorable novel, pick his story up today!”

Bonita Springs, Florida

The author set out to write the great Cleveland novel and succeeded! A touch of romance and a dash of suspense, and a great rock and roll sound track make for a quick, enjoyable read. If you came of age in the Seventies, attended college at a mid-western university, but never completely grew up, you’ll love this story.”

Naples, Florida

“Reading this book brought back so many vivid and great memories that it will require a second read once the first flood of emotions runs dry.”

San Diego, California

“Over the course of this great book, he touched upon every emotion one could imagine.”


“My Cleveland Story will touch anyone who came of age in Cleveland in the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s because it’s really a story about people, about friends and lovers growing up and trying to make some sense of it all. You’ll also rediscover sex, drugs, and rock ‘n roll all over again and won’t feel quite as guilty the second time around. Great book.”

Cleveland, Ohio

“For anyone who ever went through high school & fell in love. Anyone can relate to this novel because it is about everyday people going through everyday life. I recommend reading this book with a box of tissue in hand.”

North Canton, Ohio

“A touching look at coming-of-age. To say that you have to be from Ohio to enjoy it is wrong. It is a very emotional ride and well worth it. Even the guys may shed a tear.”

Upper Sandusky, Ohio

“I picked up this book and couldn’t put it down until I was finished. The character development was so real, I had to remind myself it was a work of fiction. I felt like I was there, smelling the smells, hearing the music, feeling the emotions, but from a corner in the room. I applaud Greg, and look forward to his next book.”

North Olmsted, Ohio

“My Cleveland Story allows you to delve into the characters so much so that you feel they have always been a part of your life. Greg writes with such a familiar and nostalgic voice that everyone who reads his words feels the book was written just for them. I found myself laughing out loud many times and then crying to take away the hurt that is so true for all of us.”

Geneva, Ohio

“My Cleveland Story was a great can’t put it down read! Greg Cielec’s loosely autobiographical work of fiction will bring back many fond memories to anyone who went to High School or College in the 70’s or early 80’s. You didn’t have to attend a Catholic school or grow up in Cleveland to enjoy the book.”

Mentor, Ohio

“Good read for everyone! This story has something for everyone. I really enjoyed the relationship aspect of the novel. This is a great book where the characters take you in. Could not put it down!”

Columbus, Ohio

“Captivating…I was surprised by the ending. I became so emotionally attached to all the characters and the ending made me cry.”

Oxford, Ohio

“My Cleveland Story is more than just a great trip down Cleveland’s memory lane. The celebration and appreciation of all the simple things in life are apparent in every page.”

Stow, Ohio

“I can vouch for the sincerity of his words. You will love this book and the characters.”

Akron, Ohio

“I liked the book the first time I read it, but I appreciated it the second time.”

Streetsboro, Ohio