Alan Weisman is a world-renowned freelance journalist who has written extensively for national publications. He attended elementary school at both Park Hill and Fern Hill, and graduated from Park High in 1965. In 1999, he wrote a memoir/family history entitled an Echo in My Blood that addressed the Jewish migration to St. Louis Park and how it affected his family.

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Growing up in St. Louis Park, Alan Weisman lived at 4800 W. 27th Street.