I am not Mark B. Weiss the millionaire developer.
I spoke to Mark B. Weiss the millionaire developer, and author while on tour, in Chicago. He happened to have a shingle hanging around the corner from my appointment, with a perspective client, and I rang him.
I thought he said his middle name is actually the same as mine, unless he was just messing with me.
He is about 10 years older.
And it’s true that my grandfather and namesake Morton B. Weiss, was a developer in Chicago and helped build Indian Village.
Here is the link to the other Mark’s books (And for comparison, I rate myself only #4 at best among Mark Weiss in music, behind the ticket broker, the scat singer and the loud indie band singer).
edit to add: fact-checking this, post-pub, yields this hit to Morton Weiss, that he is a University of Chicago class of 1916 (you gotta start using all four digits, not just ’16), and that he wrote additional lyrics to a Blackfriars production called “The Myth of Mandel”. Link.
I never met my Pop-Pop. If this is him, that would explain a lot of things:
(from University of Chicago Special Collections, The Blackfriars, their answer to Harvard’s Hasty Pudding)