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Lisa A. Tortorello

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in Chicago, The United States
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I am a Chicago native. As a child, I spent many of my “growing up” years working at Deno’s Jewelry Store. I went to college at Purdue University where I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree. After college, I began teaching in the Archdiocese of Chicago. I spent 10 years there. After that, I began teaching in the Chicago Public School system and am still currently teaching there today continuing to inspire the youth in my classroom.

I have always had a love of reading and that fostered my interest in writing.
Currently, I am the author of three books.

My Hero, My Ding - a Memoir of a Girl and Her Grandfather
http://lisatortorello.tateauthor.com

The Moose at the Manger - a children's Christmas story filled with magic while keeping Christ is Christma
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So much for relying on reviews from Amazon! 


 I checked the reviews of Hillary's book on Amazon two times on Monday.  I did not take a screen shot, but there are enough of them going around the internet now.  When I first checked in, there were just over 80 reviews and by later Monday afternoon there were over 500 reviews with 46% 5-star reviews and 53% 1-star reviews. 
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Average rating: 4.56 · 34 ratings · 29 reviews · 4 distinct worksSimilar authors
My Hero, My Ding: A Memoir ...

4.61 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 2010
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The Moose at the Manger

4.36 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 2012
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Mark the Missing Moose

4.80 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 2013
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My Hero, My Ding

0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 2010 — 2 editions
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Once We Were Brothers by Ronald H. Balson
"I bought this book because of the description on the back of the cover. I had never heard of the author, but the summary piqued my interest. Sure enough, the book held my interest from page 1 all the way through the last word on the final page. Th..." Read more of this review »
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Defending Jacob by William Landay
Defending Jacob
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What would you do to defend your child? Would it matter if you thought your child was innocent or guilty? What if you really didn't know? Would it matter the crime? If you believed your child was guilty, does that reflect upon you in any way?

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Sniffer at the Farm by Pippa Pennington
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This is the second Sniffer story I read and I enjoyed this one more than the first. Sniffer is out on the farm and comes across a variety of animals (and their smells). Children will have fun guessing on what will happen next, and what kid doesn't li ...more
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“It’s often said when a baby is born so is a grandparent; well, for me it turned out that when I was born it was also the birth of a Ding Dong.”
Lisa A. Tortorello, My Hero, My Ding: A Memoir of a Girl and Her Grandfather

“If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.”
Mark Twain

“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”
Mark Twain

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...”
Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You'll Go!

“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.”
Mark Twain

“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”
Albert Einstein

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