"Tony is the consummate storyteller. It's in his DNA. He knows how to weave a tale filled with pathos, humor, drama, comedy, and wisdom. Read him. You won't be sorry."
Cathleen Young, author and screenwriter
"A wonderful and enjoyable read. Why? An acceptance of our daily existence; an awareness of our feelings and emotions as we live our life; the joy and humor of our life; the connection and love between us that is so often hidden."
Frank Boren on Tony's book,
A Leg to Stand on
"Dear Tony, I just finished your book and found it enthralling. Absolutely wonderful. Especially your detailed-memories, your ethics and values, your desire to be on the side of the underdog, your honesty, your openness and on. Congratulations."
Tony, Just finished “Cherish.” Here are some of my observations: Your recall of childhood/teenage events and conversations is amazing; You have a way of telling your life story that captivates the reader’s attention. Thank you for being courageous enough to be open with the intimate experiences in your life. The ending of your book reminds me of one of the sermons the founding pastor of Riverbend Church gave: “Oh, But You Can Begin Again.”
"First four chapters read. You tell a fabulous story in vivid and palpable detail I am so pleased. (I see De Niro playing your grandfather.)
Charles Goldberg on Tony's book, Cherish
We met while my friend Ben and I were having lunch at Il Fornaio. We enjoyed meeting you and hearing your NY stories. I am originally from the Bronx and am Italian. Anyway I purchased both your books and am currently reading A Leg to Stand On. Your stories make me laugh out loud. Thanks for sharing your gift."
Comments after hearing Tony's Live Storytelling Events
"People who hear Tony's stories come away with a truly richer sense of their own lives."
River House Books, Carmel
"Tony was wonderful at River House. He's come into his groove. Loved the guitar and songs. We enjoyed looking around the room at the other people, who were all smiling."
"Thanks a lot for the outstanding program last Saturday. Our congratulations. You are the best storyteller in the universe!"
"I just wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed your performance. I hope you will be doing more."
Mary Kay King