The Tomato Can is a compellingly comedic and entertaining novel, in the "Runyonesque" mode that captures the excitement, intrigue and perils of a group of New York wise guys who are as memorably raffish and colorful a cast of characters as has been assembled between two covers in a long time. The twisting plot will evoke laughter, tears and surprise after surprise.You will be taken on a raucously bumpy, up-and-down roller-coaster type ride through the Thirties and Forties with a back drop of Coney Island to Madison Square Garden - so sit back, hold on and ENJOY!!!
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About the Author
Ron was also involved in the boxing world - first as boxer, then a manager and promoter, all while running a successful real estate business for nearly forty years.
However, through all the years in the business and sports world, he nurtured his true passion - writing. It wasn't until he closed his Real Estate office in 1992, though, that he was able to place his writing on the front burner. His collection of short stories titled "TALES FROM THE SIDEWALKS OF NEW YORK" (2012) was preceded by "THE TOMATO CAN" (1993), "BUMMY DAVIS VS. MURDER, INC." (2003), and "NINE...TEN...AND OUT! THE TWO WORLDS OF EMILE GRIFFITH" (2008). Ron also was involved in and played in the feature length documentary "RING OF FIRE; THE EMILE GRIFFITH STORY", based on his book.
In 2007, stepping into a new and somewhat unfamiliar arena, Ron Ross wrote two children's books, McGURK AND ME and WILLIE THE QUIET TURTLE. The books were illustrated by youngsters in an art program at the Friedberg JCC in Oceanside.
Ron also remains active as a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America and writes numerous boxing articles as well as covering major fights around the country.
A native New Yorker, Ron and his wife Susan now share their time between Oceanside, NY and Boca Raton, Florida.
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