A Man of Many Dreams

An Autobiography in Poetry

by Anthony Cardelli



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/26/2014

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 400
ISBN : 9781469798240
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 400
ISBN : 9781469798233
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 400
ISBN : 9781469798226

About the Book

In this memoir and collection of original verses, longtime barber, singer, and son of Trenton, New Jersey recalls a life filled with adventure, dreams, and love.

Anthony Cardelli is a man of many dreams, and he shares them all in this book of poetry and memoirs written over four decades. He explores his passion for life; love for music; and memories of being a husband, father, grandfather and soldier.

He also recalls growing up during the Great Depression with fellow Italians in the Chambersburg section of Trenton. He was already working at the age of six, and he opened up a barber shop before becoming a soldier in the US Army and serving in the Korean War. Through it all, his dreams and ambitions were filled with music—particularly that of Frank Sinatra. Throughout his life he became a popular area singer, drawing inspiration and energy from life’s melodies.

Join Cardelli as he recounts his most challenging times and triumphs in this deeply emotional and profound look at life.

About the Author

Antonio Cardelli, a native of the Chambersburg section of Trenton, New Jersey, is the son of Italian immigrants. When he was sixteen he got his first full-time job as a barber in downtown Trenton; at seventeen years old he opened his own barber shop before serving in the US army during the Korean War. Later, during the 1970’s, he and his wife, Anna, opened up one of the areas first unisex hair salon. He retired from a career as an employee of the State of New Jersey and currently sings locally.