Reggio McLaughlin Tap Dance of Life is an autobiographical account of the fascinating life of Reggio “The Hoofer.” Every chapter can teach you something about the ups and downs of life. At the young age of seven, Reggio saw tap dancing for the very first time and knew this was what he wanted to do. Fate will take him through a course of events before becoming a Chicago tap icon. Reggio grew up in a large family on the tough streets of Chicago's south side. He was given an ultimatum that led to the decision to drop out of school at the age of fifteen to play in Chicago's blues clubs and travel as a professional bass guitar player for Brunswick Records. One thing led to another—from hanging out in San Francisco’s historic Haight-Ashbury district on “Hippy Hill” to tap dancing in Chicago's subways, on the streets of New York and traveling to Spain to study flamenco with the Spanish Gypsies. The book includes many beautiful full page, color photographs that enhance each chapter.