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Nutley, New Jersey, author Anthony Buccino published eighteen books including four essay collections, three military history books and seven full-length poetry collections.
Buccino won two 2014 Society of Professional Journalists Excellence in Journalism Awards in Online Media Affiliated Blog. His stories of the 1960s and his transit blog on NJ.com earned earlier SPJ Excellence In Journalism awards. The Pushcart Prize-nominated writer has been called ' “New Jersey’s ‘Garrison Keillor” or something to that effect.’
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Collected Writings by Anthony Buccino
Anthony Buccino has created a kind of time machine with words and stories of growing up the 1950s, 1960s and beyond based on life and growing up in Belleville, New Jersey.
You don't have to be from New Jersey to enjoy this book, you just need an inclination to remember when chasing the mosquito man and his big blue cloud was a great thrill for kids on their bikes or running in their Keds! And who can forget the excitement on hearing the bells of the approaching ice cream truck to the neighborhood? If you remember defrosting refrigerators or the simpler things of times past, you'll enjoy Buccino's fourth collection of essays.
More than forty essays and reflections on everything from junior high school bullies to selling pretzels at Belleville High School football games at Municipal Stadium, to new things learned about the town and the times.
"... The author's casual voice occasionally lends itself to informal grammar and word usage. While many, many details have the ring of familiarity, the author also brings out the unique aspects of his own experience. The author's humor, thankfulness, and openness are the book's greatest assets..."
You don't have to be from Belleville, New Jersey, to enjoy this book!
You'll just wish you were ... after you've read it.
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