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Joseph Sciuto was born and raised in New York City, where he spent his early years listening to his Italian-American grandmother’s vivid stories about how their family was responsible for building much of the impressive Manhattan skyline, including the Empire State Building. The rich flavor of her stories about their family’s heritage still works its way through his writing.

Sciuto holds degrees from both John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Stony Brook University and a certificate in film studies from New York University. After studying psychology, film, theater, literature, and English as an undergraduate, he relocated to Southern California to attend graduate school at Loyola Marymount University, where he studied writing and film.

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Joseph Sciuto A long time ago, the great Sam Shepard, told me to let the characters do the writing. That they would lead me to where I wanted to go. Once I embraced…moreA long time ago, the great Sam Shepard, told me to let the characters do the writing. That they would lead me to where I wanted to go. Once I embraced that idea, I have not suffered from writer's block.(less)
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Jon Meacham is a wonderful historian and his biography on President George H.W. Bush was one of my favorite biographies I read over the last five years.

His new book, “His Truth Is Marching on: John Lewis and The Power of Hope,” is a powerful and enthralling piece of work that concentrates on the life of Mr. Lewis from about 1954 to 1968 with an afterword by John Lewis (which I read over a number o

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Mahatma Gandhi
“Your beliefs become your thoughts,
Your thoughts become your words,
Your words become your actions,
Your actions become your habits,
Your habits become your values,
Your values become your destiny.”

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“So many books, so little time.”
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“Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.”
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James Baldwin
“You write in order to change the world ... if you alter, even by a millimeter, the way people look at reality, then you can change it.”
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“wisdom lies in correctly discerning where we are free to mould reality according to our wishes and where we must accept the unalterable with tranquillity. The”
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Cheryl Kennedy Lots of good info on this page, Joseph, from author's important works to lots of well chosen book clubs. Looks like you are contributing well to Goodreads, which adds to the pleasure for the rest of us. Thanks!

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