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About the author


Larry Maiorano was born in France and came to the U.S. when he was 7 years old and lived in New York state for the next 8 years. He relocated to San Diego when he was 15 and joined the U.S. Army in 1961 and wound up back in France while in the Signal Corps. After a 3-year enlistment, he enrolled in San Diego State University and graduated with a BS in Marketing and a minor in Radio and Television Broadcasting. He started his career with Chevrolet Motor Division in San Diego and had assignments in Flint, Phoenix, Los Angeles, and Portland. While headquartered in Portland, he was on the Portland Indy Car Race Committee and a Portland Rose Festival Director. As an automobile hobbyist he was elected president of the Jaguar Owners Club of Oregon and the Over The Hill Gang car club in Arizona. Larry and his wife, Cathy, have been married for 47 years and have a son, Erik, who lives in Texas with his family where they are restaurant owners. Larry and Cathy have one granddaughter, Hanna, who is a student at Texas A&M University. Larry is currently a resident of Queen Creek, Arizona, where he founded a Cars & Coffee weekly event.
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Lobsters in the Snow
An immigrant's illustrated car culture journey from raised in WW II France to a career with Chevrolet Motor Division
by L. A. Maiorano

Overview


"Lobsters in the Snow" is a collection of short stories that share highlights from an extraordinary life. Each story offers a glimpse into the author's journey from childhood during World War II in France to transitioning to life in America as a 7-year-old immigrant. A transition that included experiences with a new set of Italian-American restaurant owner grandparents just outside New York city. The 56 short non-fiction vignettes are mainly about improbable and unusual occurrences, often humorous or outlandish. The subject matter of these memoirs will entertain anyone interested in the challenges that immigrants or adopted children face. Readers will also get an in-depth look into life during the '50s and '60s, automotive and motorsport culture, and the undercurrents at Chevrolet Motor Division.
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Description


"Lobsters in the Snow" is a collection of short stories that share highlights from an extraordinary life. Each story offers a glimpse into the author's journey from childhood during World War II in France to transitioning to life in America as a 7-year-old immigrant. A transition that included experiences with a new set of Italian-American restaurant owner grandparents just outside of New York city. The 56 short non-fiction vignettes are mainly about improbable and unusual occurrences, often humorous or outlandish. The subject matter of these memoirs will entertain anyone interested in the challenges that immigrants or adopted children face. Readers will also get an in-depth look into life during the '50s and '60s, automotive and motorsport culture, and the undercurrents at Chevrolet Motor Division including some bad behavior. Car culture becomes the foundation of these memoirs as the stories shift to a young man attending school in San Diego. The author continues to share car-related stories while stationed in Europe with the U.S. Army. From car culture, to car business, to motorsport, are covered during the author's 30-year career with Chevrolet Motor Division. Many stories include interactions with Chevrolet dealers during a period when every small town had a "mom and pop" dealership. Also several of these tales cover the author's involvement in the IndyCar Race Series and some bad behavior at Chevrolet. Additionally, some of the short stories deal specifically with the author's passion for Jaguar and Corvette cars as well as his association with fellow automotive enthusiasts. This memoir shares the full extent of the author's life and concludes with details about automotive lifestyle in retirement.
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Overview


"Lobsters in the Snow" is a collection of short stories that share highlights from an extraordinary life. Each story offers a glimpse into the author's journey from childhood during World War II in France to transitioning to life in America as a 7-year-old immigrant. A transition that included experiences with a new set of Italian-American restaurant owner grandparents just outside New York city. The 56 short non-fiction vignettes are mainly about improbable and unusual occurrences, often humorous or outlandish. The subject matter of these memoirs will entertain anyone interested in the challenges that immigrants or adopted children face. Readers will also get an in-depth look into life during the '50s and '60s, automotive and motorsport culture, and the undercurrents at Chevrolet Motor Division.

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Description


"Lobsters in the Snow" is a collection of short stories that share highlights from an extraordinary life. Each story offers a glimpse into the author's journey from childhood during World War II in France to transitioning to life in America as a 7-year-old immigrant. A transition that included experiences with a new set of Italian-American restaurant owner grandparents just outside of New York city. The 56 short non-fiction vignettes are mainly about improbable and unusual occurrences, often humorous or outlandish. The subject matter of these memoirs will entertain anyone interested in the challenges that immigrants or adopted children face. Readers will also get an in-depth look into life during the '50s and '60s, automotive and motorsport culture, and the undercurrents at Chevrolet Motor Division including some bad behavior. Car culture becomes the foundation of these memoirs as the stories shift to a young man attending school in San Diego. The author continues to share car-related stories while stationed in Europe with the U.S. Army. From car culture, to car business, to motorsport, are covered during the author's 30-year career with Chevrolet Motor Division. Many stories include interactions with Chevrolet dealers during a period when every small town had a "mom and pop" dealership. Also several of these tales cover the author's involvement in the IndyCar Race Series and some bad behavior at Chevrolet. Additionally, some of the short stories deal specifically with the author's passion for Jaguar and Corvette cars as well as his association with fellow automotive enthusiasts. This memoir shares the full extent of the author's life and concludes with details about automotive lifestyle in retirement.

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Book details

Genre:BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Subgenre:Personal Memoirs

Language:English

Pages:192

Format:Hardcover

Hardcover ISBN:9781098390402


Overview


"Lobsters in the Snow" is a collection of short stories that share highlights from an extraordinary life. Each story offers a glimpse into the author's journey from childhood during World War II in France to transitioning to life in America as a 7-year-old immigrant. A transition that included experiences with a new set of Italian-American restaurant owner grandparents just outside New York city. The 56 short non-fiction vignettes are mainly about improbable and unusual occurrences, often humorous or outlandish. The subject matter of these memoirs will entertain anyone interested in the challenges that immigrants or adopted children face. Readers will also get an in-depth look into life during the '50s and '60s, automotive and motorsport culture, and the undercurrents at Chevrolet Motor Division.

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Description


"Lobsters in the Snow" is a collection of short stories that share highlights from an extraordinary life. Each story offers a glimpse into the author's journey from childhood during World War II in France to transitioning to life in America as a 7-year-old immigrant. A transition that included experiences with a new set of Italian-American restaurant owner grandparents just outside of New York city. The 56 short non-fiction vignettes are mainly about improbable and unusual occurrences, often humorous or outlandish. The subject matter of these memoirs will entertain anyone interested in the challenges that immigrants or adopted children face. Readers will also get an in-depth look into life during the '50s and '60s, automotive and motorsport culture, and the undercurrents at Chevrolet Motor Division including some bad behavior. Car culture becomes the foundation of these memoirs as the stories shift to a young man attending school in San Diego. The author continues to share car-related stories while stationed in Europe with the U.S. Army. From car culture, to car business, to motorsport, are covered during the author's 30-year career with Chevrolet Motor Division. Many stories include interactions with Chevrolet dealers during a period when every small town had a "mom and pop" dealership. Also several of these tales cover the author's involvement in the IndyCar Race Series and some bad behavior at Chevrolet. Additionally, some of the short stories deal specifically with the author's passion for Jaguar and Corvette cars as well as his association with fellow automotive enthusiasts. This memoir shares the full extent of the author's life and concludes with details about automotive lifestyle in retirement.

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About the author


Larry Maiorano was born in France and came to the U.S. when he was 7 years old and lived in New York state for the next 8 years. He relocated to San Diego when he was 15 and joined the U.S. Army in 1961 and wound up back in France while in the Signal Corps. After a 3-year enlistment, he enrolled in San Diego State University and graduated with a BS in Marketing and a minor in Radio and Television Broadcasting. He started his career with Chevrolet Motor Division in San Diego and had assignments in Flint, Phoenix, Los Angeles, and Portland. While headquartered in Portland, he was on the Portland Indy Car Race Committee and a Portland Rose Festival Director. As an automobile hobbyist he was elected president of the Jaguar Owners Club of Oregon and the Over The Hill Gang car club in Arizona. Larry and his wife, Cathy, have been married for 47 years and have a son, Erik, who lives in Texas with his family where they are restaurant owners. Larry and Cathy have one granddaughter, Hanna, who is a student at Texas A&M University. Larry is currently a resident of Queen Creek, Arizona, where he founded a Cars & Coffee weekly event.

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