A great first book for Joe Martinelli
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Joe Martinelli's slice of Italia takes place in the heart of one of Cincinnati's two Little Italy's in his endearing look back to his boyhood days of growing up amongst the backdrop of jitterbugging, zoot suits, friends and more profoundly, his boyhood pursuit of the opposite sex. It's easy to feel why the author found those days to be truely a 'place in the heart.'
Joe Martinelli¿s slice of Italia takes place in the heart of one of two of Cincinnati¿s Little Italy¿s in his endearing look back to his boyhood days of growing up amongst the backdrop of jitterbugging, zoot suits, friends and more profoundly, his boyhood growth in the search for the opposite sex. It¿s easy to feel why the author found those days to be truly ¿places in the heart¿.
As I read Mr. Martinelli's memories of growing up in little Italy, it struck me that this same scenario happened in all the large cities in the northeast. Whether it was the Little Italy of Boston, Philadelphia, or Pittsburgh, the climate and characters were much the same. This book could have been written about my neighborhood in Pittsburgh. As I read, the similarities were astounding. I took my own trip back to the trials of puberty and the wonderful smells emanating from every kitchen in our apartment house. Thanks for the trip Mr. Martinelli.
I felt myself propelled back in time as Mr. Martinelli described his boyhood experiences in Cincinnati's Little Italy. A piece of Italian heritage should be remembered and treasured. Joe Martinelli has done just that.