Friday Night World is an homage to the author’s favorite boxers of the 1950s. While some of them are still well known but others aren’t, they have one thing in common: they are all courageous athletes. At the same time, the book is a memoir about growing up in New Haven during the fifties era. You’ll also be treated to reviews of books about boxing by Joyce Carol Oates, George Plimpton, Richard Kaletsky, Budd Schulberg, and others as well as to personal essays about the sweet science.
Roger Zotti, author of a diverse collection of flash fictions titled The Ever-Changing B Movie, taught in a Connecticut prison for twenty years. He retired in 1993. It took a while, but after discovering the power of reading and writing, he went on to graduate from Eastern Connecticut State College and Wesleyan University. In addition to his love of reading and writing, he enjoys WNBA basketball, hockey, boxing, running, swimming, dogs, music, and motion pictures. Roger Zotti, his wife, and their creative dog live in Preston, Connecticut. A regular contributor to The Resident and The International Boxing Research Organization Journal, he also facilitates a film class in Norwich, Connecticut, for the Adventures in Lifelong Learning Program.