"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.