A NYC Italian-American Story

⋆ Reader Testimonials ⋆

There is so much to love and enjoy about this book!

Not only is it fun and entertaining, it is an important and necessary body of work – as it tells the story of the times Bob has lived. Learning about his grandparents’ experiences as immigrants from Italy was especially meaningful to me, as I seek to understand today’s headlines related to the same subject, and why we must all think deeply about how difficult it is to make your way in a new country. It’s important we all know that struggle and appreciate how hard immigrants had to work back then (and perhaps now) to make new lives for themselves in a foreign place. Bob’s vivid and poignant stories about his family provided such a rich, detailed backdrop to that narrative for me. It is also a story about relationships – and what we can learn from them. What Bob went through with his parents is heartbreaking, but he pushed forward in the best way he could. If even one reader comes away feeling inspired to mend a broken relationship, then this book will surely prove to be an invaluable gift.

— Elizabeth Bush
Freelance Writer and Former Editor of The Daniel Island News

New York City in the 1950s – I was a product of America’s economic and societal transformations. My grandparents were Italian immigrants. I proudly anticipated being the first in line to attend college. My family created a pedestal of achievement for me – but after 18 years of being perched atop this pinnacle as the “favored son,” I was no longer supported by them. Relationships were severed and seemingly unbreakable ties now delineated my past life from the one I was about to create.

This is the account of my personal journey to survive and to thrive without my relatives. I discovered that as long as I was in a position to “Make just one someone happy…,” then indeed, I could be happy, too.

And I was.
And I am.

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Softcover Book
$20.00
Includes FREE Shipping in U.S. Click BUY NOW to Purchase from this website
eBook
$9.99
Click below to buy on our eBook publisher's website

New York City in the 1950s – I was a product of America’s economic and societal transformations. My grandparents were Italian immigrants. I proudly anticipated being the first in line to attend college. My family created a pedestal of achievement for me – but after 18 years of being perched atop this pinnacle as the “favored son,” I was no longer supported by them. Relationships were severed and seemingly unbreakable ties now delineated my past life from the one I was about to create.

This is the account of my personal journey to survive and to thrive without my relatives. I discovered that as long as I was in a position to “Make just one someone happy…,” then indeed, I could be happy, too.

And I was.
And I am.

⋆ Reader Testimonials ⋆

There is so much to love and enjoy about this book!

Not only is it fun and entertaining, it is an important and necessary body of work – as it tells the story of the times Bob has lived. Learning about his grandparents’ experiences as immigrants from Italy was especially meaningful to me, as I seek to understand today’s headlines related to the same subject, and why we must all think deeply about how difficult it is to make your way in a new country. It’s important we all know that struggle and appreciate how hard immigrants had to work back then (and perhaps now) to make new lives for themselves in a foreign place. Bob’s vivid and poignant stories about his family provided such a rich, detailed backdrop to that narrative for me. It is also a story about relationships – and what we can learn from them. What Bob went through with his parents is heartbreaking, but he pushed forward in the best way he could. If even one reader comes away feeling inspired to mend a broken relationship, then this book will surely prove to be an invaluable gift.

— Elizabeth Bush
Freelance Writer and Former Editor of The Daniel Island News