The Dean’s Underwear
Living My American Dream
The Resilience of the Human Spirit Is Unmistakable…
From humble beginnings in a cockroach-infested garage apartment on the Mississippi bayou to a former P.O.W. camp in New Mexico, Don Gnecco’s poignant, synchronistic, and humorous anecdotes take the reader on a twisty path through New England, Puerto Rico, and eventually to the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in northeast Georgia.
An abusive father, a strict Catholic upbringing, and multiple moves in adolescence set the stage for what could have been a life of desperation and despair. Having survived a near-fatal automobile calamity in Indianapolis and electrocution in New Mexico, we come to appreciate the resilience of a child born into poverty in a military family who – surprisingly - becomes a lifelong educator.
Playing softly in the background is Don Gnecco’s longstanding passion for music and performing that only emerges in his forties, after his children are nearly grown.
A fifty-year career as an educator, school administrator and college dean parallel Don's leading roles as husband, father of three, and grandfather of five.
Format: 5 x 8 Black & White Paperback, 503 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Dec 10, 2019)
Genre: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs