Thomas J. Occhipinti's "Tools, A Personal Memoir," is a heart tugging, humorous memoir about his late Sicilian-American father, John, who passed away in 2003. The author began writing this book as a way of dealing with his grief over the loss of his father. Sharing memories recalled with family & friends, he was Inspired one day by a friend's remarks, "Tom, you're a good writer, but your father was funnier." Thus prompting the author to develop the stories further as a collection of lessons learned, and ultimately as a loving tribute to his father.
About the Author
Thomas J. Occhipinti is originally from Struthers, Ohio(Youngstown area). Thomas moved to Nashville, TN, in 1979, to pursue a career in songwriting. Thomas wrote for Tree International(now SONY ATV MUSIC)during the 1980's, and had national recordings by various country artists, as well as placing songs in television programs such as FAME. In 1990, Thomas wrote, published, produced, and licensed his first of three corporate spots/commercials for a major advertising campaign for the Panasonic Corporation, a relationship that has lasted over 20 years. Thomas also achieved a graduate Master's degree in Education, and also works as a teacher, consultant,and speaker. Tools, A Personal Memoir, is his first ebook and audiobook. Thomas lives in Nashville, TN, with his wife, Anne, and children, Emilia & Joseph. www.paintedeyesenterprise.com