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<ul><li><p>Twisted Head by Carl Capotorto </p><p>U U Cump </p><p>Whats in a name? For Carl Capotorto, everything is in a name. The literal </p><p>translation from Italian to English of Capotorto is twisted head. This is no </p><p>accident. Carl grew up in the Bronx in the 1960s and 70s with the Mangialardis (eat fat) and Mrs. Sabella (so beautiful), incessant fryers and </p><p>a dolled-up glamour queen. Carls father, Philip Vito Capotorto, was the </p><p>obsessive, tyrannical head of the family--Im not your friend, Im the father </p><p>was a common refrain in their household. The father ran Cappis Pizza and </p><p>Sangwheech Shoppe, whose motto was We Dont Spel Good, Just Cook </p><p>Nice. It was a time of great upheaval in the Bronx, and Carls father was </p><p>right in the middle of it, if not the cause of it, much to the chagrin of his </p><p>long-suffering mother. </p><p>Twisted Head is the comedic story of a hardscrabble, working-class </p><p>familys life that represents the real legacy of Italian-Americans--labor, not </p></li><li><p>crime. It is also the poignant memoir of the authors struggle to become </p><p>himself in a world that demanded he act like someone else. Tragic and </p><p>funny in equal measure, Carls story is propelled by a cast of only -in-New-</p><p>York characters: customers at the family pizza shop, public school </p><p>teachers, nuns and priests at church, shop owners and merchants--all </p><p>wildly entertaining and sometimes frightening. Somewhere in all the rage </p><p>and madness that surrounded Carl in his youth, he found the bottom line: </p><p>he loved his family, but he had to let them go. Twisted Head is an exorcism of sorts. With plenty of laughs. </p><p>Features: </p><p>* ISBN13: 9780767928625 </p><p>* Condition: NEW </p><p>* Notes: Brand New from Publisher. No Remainder Mark. </p><p>* Click here to view our Condition Guide and Shipping Prices </p><p>Personal Review: Twisted Head by Carl Capotorto An quite entertaining autobiografia, an Italian American gay man. the </p><p>emfasis is on the amusing memories of this man's love /hate relationship </p><p>with his papa, and I imagine the 'gay" theme may put off the more </p><p>conservative reader, especially in this current "age of endarkenment" in the </p><p>USA as to homosexual issues (as marriage and the military). </p><p>The writing style quite conversational, and the autor knows how to turn an </p><p>amusing story for sure! </p><p>'a gente , comm' 'a morra, piglia abbiata 'e appriesso 'o capo e quacche </p><p>vota 'a direzzione chella iusta! (like sheep, people follow a leader, </p><p>occasionally in the right direction)! </p><p>this fellow has a future as a writer, a funny book and another look into our </p><p>world , the Southern Italians in the USA! </p><p>For More 5 Star Customer Reviews and Lowest Price: Twisted Head by Carl Capotorto 5 Star Customer Reviews and Lowest Price! </p></li></ul>