by Anthony Buccino
Sister Dressed Me Funny adventures close to the edge through humility and humor with these chronicles of catholic school nuns, Cub Scout contests, Grandma's house in the country, junior high school bus antics and more.
Tales about, of all things, a naked statue and the catholic school tie, Italian American family roots and that dress his sister made him wear. Buccino's essays cut close to the edge of humor, humiliation and heartbreak chronicling education by the strictest nuns in the world at a school where the statues of saints were said to dance the Twist if you prayed real hard.
A wistful reminiscence of life on the farm with chicken coops and too many cats in what is now at the very least suburbia; being the butt of the Cub Scout skit gone wrong in front of the entire pack, and, of course, that dress his sister made him wear.
Essays recount childhood the 1950s and 1960s and later in Belleville and Nutley, N.J.
Original book cover design by Thomas Francisco
Published by Cherry Blossom Press.
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Buccino's Work Has Appeared
The Wall St Journal
Dow Jones Newswires
NJ.Com - NJ Voices
The Nutley Sun
The Belleville Times
The Independent Press of Bloomfield
The Glen Ridge Paper
The Nutley Journal
The Belleville Post
New Jersey Monthly
Modern Food Service Magazine
Paterson Literary Review, U.S. 1 Worksheets, Rattlesnake Review, Medusa's Kitchen, Voices In Italian Americana, Edison Literary Review, Journal of New Jersey Poets, CHEST, The Idiom, Fox Chase Review, Up & Under, Caduceus, South Mountain Poets Anthology, MEWS, LIPS, More Sweet Lemons, The Poem Factory, On The Quiet Side, PowWow Review and other places, too!
New Jersey author ANTHONY BUCCINO published more than fifteen books including four essay collections, three military history books and seven full-length poetry collections.
His stories of the 1960s earned a SPJ-NJ 2011 Excellence in Journalism award. His transit blog on NJ.com earned a SPJ-NJ 2010 Excellence in Journalism award.
His poem At The Vet is nominated for the Pushcart Prize. He has been called ' “New Jersey’s ‘Garrison Keillor” or something to that effect.’
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