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Book details
  • Genre:BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • SubGenre:Entertainment & Performing Arts
  • Language:English
  • Pages:298
  • eBook ISBN:9781483503660

Back to Yesterday, A Memoir

Snippets of Hoboken 'then'...Summers at the Jersey Shore, a Kid Named Frank

by Bunny Amatucci

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Overview
A memoir which shows how my large Italian interacted with a young Frank Sinatra and his mother, Dolly. My father who sang with a group called the Three Flashes, consisting of him and two other friends took Frank in on the strong suggestion of Dolly. When Major Bowes discovered them, he changed the name of the group to the Hoboken Four and the story shows what happened to four young men. I pick the book up from that time, showing how my dad met my mother, how my father began to drink after I was born along with my brother. Being raised in a tenement building with a toilet in the hall, shared between two families (fortunately related to us) it goes to how I met my husband, married and had two boys by the time I was 19 years old. The fact that I was very much like my father, I was restless and needed to do other things. It soon become an ongoing story of how I went to varius schools for hairdressing, dog grooming, real estate, owned a restaurant and a boarding home for senior citizens in which I handled all the cooking and interaction with 14 older people whose families neglected them. After having my third child by the time I was 35, I tell how difficult it was to start over again as a newborn's mother and the challenges of it all. After selling the business, I took a position in the Japanese company known as Panasonic. I tell of how my Japenese boss took me under his wing and was insrumental in my being successful and receiving promotions. Finally, after surviving lung cancer, I retired from work and worked instead, on getting my health back. Now facing old age, with the insistence from my children, I decided to get involved with the one thing that came so easy to me...writiing. This is the story of how we evolve and where we eventually wind up.
Description
A memoir which shows how my large Italian interacted with a young Frank Sinatra and his mother, Dolly. My father who sang with a group called the Three Flashes, consisting of him and two other friends took Frank in on the strong suggestion of Dolly. When Major Bowes discovered them, he changed the name of the group to the Hoboken Four and the story shows what happened to four young men. I pick the book up from that time, showing how my dad met my mother, how my father began to drink after I was born along with my brother. Being raised in a tenement building with a toilet in the hall, shared between two families (fortunately related to us) it goes to how I met my husband, married and had two boys by the time I was 19 years old. The fact that I was very much like my father, I was restless and needed to do other things. It soon become an ongoing story of how I went to varius schools for hairdressing, dog grooming, real estate, owned a restaurant and a boarding home for senior citizens in which I handled all the cooking and interaction with 14 older people whose families neglected them. After having my third child by the time I was 35, I tell how difficult it was to start over again as a newborn's mother and the challenges of it all. After selling the business, I took a position in the Japanese company known as Panasonic. I tell of how my Japenese boss took me under his wing and was insrumental in my being successful and receiving promotions. Finally, after surviving lung cancer, I retired from work and worked instead, on getting my health back. Now facing old age, with the insistence from my children, I decided to get involved with the one thing that came so easy to me...writiing. This is the story of how we evolve and where we eventually wind up.
About the author
Born June, 1940 and raised with my Italian family, I lived in Hoboken, NJ At a very young age, I was aware that I had a talent for writing but thought so did everyone else. That's why I never pursued it at the time. After getting married at the age of 18, I had two boys 14 months months apart but stil wanted to do other things. I went to school for hairdressing, opened a beauty salon (one of two I owned) and after a few years, made and worked a restaurant where the beauty salon once was. After a few years, we sold the building and decided I wanted to open a dog grooming salon. I went to school for that, then we moved out of Hoboken to Carteret where I opened Bunny's Groomland, a salon for dogs. In 1975, my daughter was born and we moved to Rutherford, NJ where I went to Real Estate school and got my license to sell homes. After, we purchased a big house which was a boarding home for Senior Citizens. After selling that, I went to work in Panasonic for 10 years. After fighting lung cancer, I had to leave the job. For a few years I had to get my health back. At the age of 70, I was inspired to pick up the one thing that had always come so easy to me. I began writing and decided to start with a memoir. I have also written a follow-up book of poetry and am now in the middle of a third book, a mystery,.
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