Bucky Told Me To Put The Stick In The Door: ...And Other White Lies To Live By
Publish Date: 2006-06-01
Author: Carl Cusato
Set against the more innocent times of the 1950s, Bucky Told Me to Put the Stick in the Door is the lighthearted memoir of the author. This coming-of-age story is divided into forty easy-to-read episodes, revealing the zany life of a kid growing up in a first generation Italian American family that is filled with food, craziness, and lots of love.Follow his amusing exploits through the city streets, and how he copes with the nuns, priests, and the over bearing rules of a Catholic Church school of the time. Meet the street friends with nicknames that mirrored ethnic backgrounds, physical defects, or a bad behavior for which they were known: Little Dag, Big Buck Tooth, John Dirty Hands, Ignorant Louie, Fat Wilfred, and Beulah Blue Face.Journey with the author, Big Coose, as he evolves from the street to military school, college, crazy jobs, exotic places, and finally penthouse office on Park Avenue, when an entrepreneurial gamble all but puts him back on the street. Bucky Told Me to Put the Stick in the Door offers a heartwarming look at one man's voyage from streetwise kid to successful businessman. It is bound to make you think a little, and smile a lot.