Here’s Smilin' at you
In 1999 I wrote my first book, “Smile in the Mirror,” Let your light shine. It was a collection of stories about people in my life who taught me something valuable. Now this may sound funny but everyone I meet teaches me something valuable, some without uttering a word. “Let your light shine,” is a quote from the Bible that my mother shared with us every days of our young lives and every time we’d visit her after that. Thus the title of my first book and the two that followed that in 2003 and 2009. The premise was the same, the lessons and the people who taught them to me evolved with each new edition.
In my new book, “Here’s Smilin” at you,” I’ll re visit some of the original true life characters of the past while adding new and fresh information from people and places I’ve experienced since.
We’ll return to my home town of Wilton, Connecticut in the 1950s when trading baseball cards required as much skill as stock trading does today. We’ll play Wiffle Ball for 24 straight hours with seven of my friends who decided that would be a good way to raise money for underserved kids who deserved a chance to go to summer camp. We’ll share the last Christmas morning with my sister Bunny who’s short and courageous life taught me lessons about love and caring for others that I still teach today. We’ll visit my Uncle Ralph who only had sight in one eye but shared a vision with me and all those he met that allowed him to see the beauty and potential in everyone.
Here’s Smilin” At You” will soon be available through this web site and other sources including my “live” presentations of “Tony Talks.”