Arnold Silveri was born in Brooklyn, New York. After quitting New Utrecht High School, in 1952, he worked for a Wall Street Brokerage firm. However, he left his job as a clerk to earn more money as a laborer. Later, after working as a forklift operator on the Brooklyn waterfront, he entered the U.S. Army. He was stationed in Korea in 1956 and 1957. After his discharge, he worked as an IBM operator for Hayden Stone. In 1963, he began working as a computer operator for United States Lines. In 1966, he left U.S. Lines and worked for Automatic Computer Service for three years. He eventually worked as a clerk for the United States Post Office. He has authored four books in the past twelve years. They include: Baseball’s Best: From A to Z in 2001; The Laureate of the Poetasters in 2002; It Ain’t Shakespeare, But . . . in 2005 and Turning the Corner on Life in 2012. He currently resides in Staten Island, New York with his two daughters, sons-in-law and four grandsons.