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Just Call Me Moose! Growing Up Italian in America

by Karl R. Bossi

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I met this author at a library event. He was charming and his speaking convinced me to buy the book. Not an exciting enough writing style, but okay. Author did a good job to write this book. ( )
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From the prattle on the cobblestone streets of Dorchester, a working class neighborhood of Boston, to the harrowing jungles of Vietnam, an era comes alive in the newly published memoir “Just Call Me Moose! Growing Up Italian in America”. Seventeen vintage photos enhance the narrative. This gritty memoir chronicles the vibrant life of Karl Bossi growing up Italian in a predominantly Irish and blue-collar neighborhood of Boston. Upon graduation from college Bossi left home for a career in the Air Force and lived in Japan, Vietnam, Spain and Turkey around bombs, bullets and booby traps. What follows is Karl’s 50-year journey to recognize that it was impossible to embrace his own life as long as he avoided his father’s death. Bossi's memoir, sometimes bitter, sometimes sweet, is a vivid and often humorous portrait of what it was like to grow up with poles-apart Italian-speaking parents. Only later does he understand that “Mum” never found the channel that Pop transmitted on, but not until he realizes that “Mum” wasn't much better when it came to tuning into her last son.

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