From humble beginnings in a cockroach-infested garage apartment on the Mississippi bayou to a former P.O.W. camp in New Mexico, Don Gnecco’s poignant, synchronistic, and humorous anecdotes take the reader on a twisty path through New England, Puerto Rico, and eventually to the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in northeast Georgia. An abusive father, a strict Catholic upbringing, and multiple moves in adolescence set the stage for what could have been a life of desperation and despair.
Most of us have struggles in our lives, and it is both healing and inspiring to learn through memoir how other ordinary people overcome these challenges. The Dean’s Underwear: Living My American Dream affirms the resilience of the human spirit and underscores the belief that miracles, blessings, and synchronicities are in all our lives—when we are open to seeing them.