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An Impossible Dream Story
by J.V. Petretta (Goodreads Author)
He learned early on that life without a dream is not worth living, so Vinny dreamed big time, striving to live his life to the fullest. Pursuing that dream would take him on a raging whirlpool of life, slamming him often to the extreme outward fringes to be bashed and broken, only to be sucked back for more. You will follow his adventures from the humble beginnings of a th ...more
Paperback, 260 pages
Published October 1st 2011 by Dog Ear Publishing
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The author of this book contacted me after my review of The Perfect Family by Kathryn Shay; aside for the fact that he knew the author of that book, I think he wanted someone who was able to understand Vinny Pirelli and the strength he derived from the faith. Faith is very important for Vinny, as it was for the father of The Perfect Family of above; that father almost disowned his own son since he was gay, but in the end, he understood that being catholic and loving your son weren’t opposite thi ...more
this book reads like a memoir. It is a sometimes sad, sometimes funny, sometimes dramatic, sometimes painful, always real journey of self-discovery for Vincent Pirelli. Vinnie is a bike loving boy growing up in a highly dysfunctional family during the turbulent times of the late 50's through the 60's and beyond. All Vinnie wants is his alcoholic Dad's love and approval, a bike and to fill the hole inside of him. The problem is that he will never earn his dad's love and approval, he often can't a ...more
I just finished the book today. It was amazing. This one's very special to me because I can relate to some of the events happened in the story. The cover of the book suits the story, the rainbow thingy. The book gives a very colorful story. It was both happy and sad, but more happy because it was a happy ending. I also love the adventure part and all the funny, naughty, playful things said on the book. It's very inspirational that I wanted to do something that will make me complete, or proud of ...more