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Not For Nothing: Glimpses Into A Jersey Girlhood

Not for Nothing: Glimpses into a Jersey book cover by kathy curto

In a series of essays entitled "Not for Nothing: Glimpses into a Jersey," author Kathy Curto recounts her Italian American girlhood on the Jersey Shore in the ‘70s & ‘80s. Some constant pivotal realities are ever-present in this coming of age memoir: the fallout from her parents’ stormy marriage, the physical and emotional residue from dirty, undervalued work and the effects of infidelity and addiction.

The daily dramas in her curious imagination, in the kitchen of their house on Regency Court and at Fred’s Texaco, the family business, guided her developing understanding of the world. This book is as much about people as it is about place, language, and chaotic family love.

Kathy Curto teaches at Montclair State University and the Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College. 

Joe talks to people on the radio for a living. In addition to countless impressive human "gets" - he has talked to a lot of Muppets. Joe grew up in Philadelphia, has been on the area airwaves for more than 25 years and currently lives in Washington County, NY with his wife, Kelly, and their dog, Brady. And yes, he reads every single book.
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