Double the pleasure, double the fun!
By Diane Lombardi-Fleming
Hudson County native Jon Dâ€™Amore and Manhattan-born rock legend Carmine Appice will entertain the audience at a book signing event .
Jon Dâ€™Amore, author of the bestselling memoir, THE BOSS ALWAYS SITS IN THE BACK and the novel DEADFELLAS, has done it again with his newly released THE DELIVERY MAN. The authorâ€™s expert ability for storytelling, along with his humor, creativity and ability for character development, ensures his third book will also grace the bestseller list. Dâ€™Amoreâ€™s understanding of the complexities within human thought becomes evident in the first pages. The Delivery Man delivers on all counts. Mystery, suspense, humor, romance and espionage are all expertly woven together into a fun, exciting and unpredictable romp that is sure to please a variety of tastes. Continue reading LOCAL LEGENDS COME TO JERSEY CITY→
Author Jon D’Amore of THE BOSS ALWAYS SITS IN THE BACKÂ will read excerpts from his book on Thurs, Mar. 20 at 7 pm at Tachair Bookshoppe in Jersey City. The event is a milestone for Dâ€™Amore â€“ it marks the 150th copy of his book to be sold at the neighborhood bookshop on Newark Avenue. Munchies by RICA Brownies will be served, too.
â€œWhen Carol, Tachairâ€™s owner, called in January 2013, to say she had sold the 53rd copy of THE BOSS, making it Tachairâ€™s #1 bestselling title, it was fantastic because the book was only on their shelves for 4 months at that point,â€ Dâ€™Amore says. â€œA few months later, she called again to tell me I was being inducted into their Authors Hall of Fame for the sale of the 100th copy of THE BOSS. And now, even though the book sold very well nationally, to mark the occasion of the 150th copy sold in one independently-owned bookstore in the county where I was born and raised reaffirms my belief that I told a good story that people wanted to hear. I canâ€™t tell you how grateful I am to the people from Hudson County who enjoyed reading THE BOSS and spoke so highly about it to others around the country and the world.â€
On Wed, Mar. 19 at 7 pm, Dâ€™Amore gave a reading at the Ridgefield Library with RICA Brownies as refreshments that night, too.
â€œItâ€™s worth coming just for the brownies,â€ Dâ€™Amore says.
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Reading of THE BOSS ALWAYS SITS IN THE BACK by author Jon Dâ€™Amore
Â When they opened Tachair Bookshoppe last July, Carol Valleau and her daughter Aleta Valleau took a gamble that local book lovers wanted something more than downloading a book to their Kindles and Nooks. The mother/daughter booksellers gambled on the idea that book lovers want a place to browse new books, thumb through old classics and maybe read a chapter or two while sipping a fresh brewed coffee. It seems their gamble paid off â€“ big time.
Â â€œTo have the ability to walk down the street and find a bookstore, itâ€™s nearly impossible,â€ Carol Valleau says between trips to the counter to help customers with their purchases. â€œWeâ€™re the only book store in Jersey City.â€
Â â€œWeâ€™re an independent bookstore to the â€˜Tâ€™,â€ Aleta Valleau says.
If you grew up in New Jersey itâ€™s likely you knew somebody who had a friend whose second cousin had a brother-in-law whose uncle was connected to â€œthe Mob.â€ Born in Jersey City and raised in Union City and then Secaucus, Jon Dâ€™Amore had family members who were â€œconnectedâ€. An accomplished musician and songwriter, Dâ€™Amore kept mental notes of a Las Vegas casino caper that went down back in the day and tells the fascinating and sometimes nail-biting story in his new book, â€œThe Boss Always Sits in the Back.â€ Hereâ€™s an excerpt: