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AMERICAN BOY: Pushing Sixty

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Verse about life and growing up in New Jersey in the 1950s,1960s, and 1970s, and growing older in the 1980s, 1990s and the oughts. From the center of the Baby Boom, this working class verse begins under a wooden class room desk as an air raid siren sounds, and captures the summer spell and its simplicity in drinking water from a garden hose. It's a mystical carpet ride through the past few decades and the journey ends with the author pushing sixty questioning the loves and lives past as well as what might be over the next hill.

68 pages, Nook

First published October 12, 2009

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Anthony Buccino

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Nutley, NJ, author Anthony Buccino's stories of the 1960s, transit coverage and other writings earned four Society of Professional Journalists Excellence in Journalism awards. He published five essay collections, three book length photo collections, three military history books and seven full-length poetry collections.

The writer, editor, photographer, wordsmith writes with clarity and humor in his verse and columns about growing up in the second half of the 20th Century. He has been called “New Jersey’s ‘Garrison Keillor’ ” or something to that effect,’ when that was a good thing to be called.

His photography earned him the nickname "New Jersey's 'Anvil Adams'." He has published three collections of photos, one each for New York City, Jersey City, and Nutley, NJ.

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