Writing a book you can expect editorial cuts. When it’s a memoir, however, it means a chunk of your life has been discarded. I can accept that After all, no one wants to know EVERYTHING about your past. On the other hand, some cuts from my Connected: From Godfather to God-the-Father have led to some questions. Two are reoccurring:
How’d you end up with your last name?
What did your dad do to go to prison?
The answers are found in the unedited cuts below:
After my dad’s escape I wanted to know the “why, what and how,” but it took years to learn the entire story. Over time, my mother and father would help me piece much of the puzzle together. When I was twelve, my Aunt Mary furnished me with much of the missing pieces.
Every time I visited my aunt’s house she had fresh baked goodies waiting for me.… Read more