"Out of Respect" by Denise De Stefano will take you on a dramatic odyssey where you will experience the true highs and lows of the human condition. It is told by the voice of a child who became a savvy woman growing up in South Philly with all its colorful culture. The book teaches us a new perspective on the word, "respect." De Stefano's recovery, recollections, and authentic storytelling are a gift to us all. Through her story, written in first person, anyone can find their own truths revealed.
De Stefano was taught street smarts by her father and his friends. She learned how to think like a man in order to survive, but never to forget that she was a lady. These skills and her relentless perseverance took her through many traumatic, life-threatening events, and taught her even more about respect.
De Stefano's life took her from Philly to New York City, Malibu, Hollywood, and abroad. She lives her truth through the power of faith that one can overcome the past.