Joey, The Street Fox of Newark

by Arthur G. Sharp and Joseph DiBello


Book Details

If the “Street Fox of Newark” can succeed, anyone can.

“Joey” DiBello did not experience a normal childhood. When you’re born out of wedlock, shunted to foster homes, and sexually molested by your alcoholic father—all before your tenth birthday—you don’t have many options to open or develop a path to success. Joey beat the odds. As a kid, he lived by his wits on the streets of Newark, New Jersey, “liberated” food from local producers in the middle of the night to feed himself and his family, escaped from gang rivals by fleeing over rooftops, and survived a four-year “sentence” at a Catholic protectory, which included more sexual abuse. Along the way he developed compulsive gambling habits, an obsessive-compulsion disorder, a reputation as a pathological liar, and other negative traits. Rather than let his adverse experiences cloud his vision of life, Joey vowed to turn them into “lessons learned” and obstacles to overcome. He turned his life around by earning a General Education Diploma and an associate’s degree, which he used as stepping stones to a successful management and consulting career. Joey continued working throughout his business career to rid himself of his negative personal traits, which he admits is an ongoing process. As this book proves, early negative life events are not reliable indicators of future success or failure. The keys to success are self-confidence, self-esteem, self-reliance, and self-help, all of which Joey developed in abundance. That is the central message of “Joey: The Fox of Newark,” as anyone who capitalizes on his advice will quickly realize.


About the Author

Arthur G. Sharp and Joseph DiBello

Joseph DiBello is a retired management/business consultant living in Beaufort, South Carolina. He and his spouse (Susan) of 43 years enjoy an idyllic life in their home along the Beaufort River. Joseph was born in Newark, New Jersey on November 28, 1946. He has 2 children and 3 grandchildren. Arthur G. Sharp is the author of 17 books and 2,500+ articles on a variety of topics and the editor of two military association magazines. He is a four-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. Sharp, who holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in American history, currently resides in Florida.