The Peas Were Cold: The Columns of Barry Damsky

The Peas Were Cold: The Columns of Barry Damsky

by Barry Damsky
The Peas Were Cold: The Columns of Barry Damsky

The Peas Were Cold: The Columns of Barry Damsky

by Barry Damsky


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TRUE STORIES FROM A LIFE WELL LIVED! A columnist for an upstate New York rural newspaper, Barry is candid, funny, inspiring and engaging in this compilation of his "best of the best" columns written since 2002. The vignettes in The Peas Were Cold, are a delight, from his days as a theatrical agent in New York and Los Angeles, to the "everydayness" of living in a small American town. During his New York theatrical agency days, Barry placed major talent on The Today Show, The Tonight Show, and The Merv Griffin Show. He shares his unique perspective of meeting Linda Eastman McCartney, Arthur Miller, Sonny & Cher, Johnny Carson, Paul Anka and Dustin Hoffman, among others. And then there's the five years in New York after his agency days, when he was an aspiring actor. He also shares his experience as a contestant on The Dating Game, running with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain, and his years as a radio personality. Stories of "real life" abound - the dedication it takes to pursue a dream, learning how to deal with disappointment when one's desires and dreams seem out of reach and what it's like to be a father and husband. The Peas Were Cold will make you laugh and cry. There is no one quite like Barry Damsky ... yet his stories have a common thread with anyone who lives life fully and is true to the creative and adventuresome spirit that makes each of us human and unique. Barry's engaging personality and writing style will leave you with an appreciation for a life well lived, with the best yet to come.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781432783501
Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc.
Publication date: 03/11/2014
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

Author Damsky's saga—of an intrepid soul who started small,worked hard, got some breaks, rose to heights, took some falls, and started anew down different paths, is woventhroughout these real-life tales. His messageof dreams, hope, faith, perseverance, and theeffervescence and optimism derived from inner pluck shines through his writing.

From placing talent on The Tonight Show, to rejection as an actor, to opening his own theatrical agency in Los Angeles, to a stint as a country singer recording in Nashville, Barry has tried on a range of creative careers. Ultimately, he settled intofamily life in small-town America, far from New York or Los Angeles, where in the foothills of the Adirondacks, he began anew. This time, he entered local radio in sales and as an on air personality, wrote columns for the 162-year old Boonville Herald and later co-founded an ad agency, leading a calmer but nevertheless happy and professionally satisfying life, much of it due to his faith.

Damsky also is a songwriter and performer with a lifelong passion for song. His unique sound andspiritual viewpoints are showcased on his gospel CD, “We Declare.”

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