I could feel blood pouring from my nose and lips, my eyes opened slowly with a side long glance and a flash of my eyes I could see this burly man with this thick neck and a dark deep scared face sitting on me striking down on me with lefts and rights. I always believed by striking me he cleared the cob webs from my brain. As soon as my head cleared a little, I quickly grabbed him by his face pulling him down to me, biting him on his face. Holding him with my left banging him with short right hands, I tried to rip him off me by reaching around with my left hand and grabbing his mouth, he bit down on my fingers ripping off two finger nails. I just remember him being so heavy, I was gasping for breath I was spent I felt myself going, I could sense there was an all out war going on around me.
I was born on February 6, 1945, to Josephine and Dominick Quarantello in Brooklyn, New York, into a second-generation Italian American. I went to PS 202, East New York, Brooklyn, in grade school and East New York Vocational and Thomas Jefferson in high school. At the age of sixteen years, I�d left school to begin working, first as a butcher then as a carpet installer. In the year 1965, I was drafted at the age of twenty years, sent to Vietnam, and wounded three times, receiving three Purple Hearts. After Vietnam, I married, had three children, and became an entrepreneur in the carpet business. Years later, I retired to Florida then relocated to Costa Rica. I relocated to Costa Rica with my wife to begin a new journey�writing my autobiography, rescuing animals, and performing music with local Latin and reggae bands, in which I was a vocalist and played saxophone and flute. I am currently living in Florida, performing music, completing my autobiography, working on a sequel, and living the best life I possibly can with no regrets and no apologies.
Great Book could not put it down easy reading (Read E-Book waiting for the Hard Copy) I read about 5 books a month this is in the top Ten books I ever Read.. Love it can't wait for Richie Q's Next Book.
I read the book and enjoyed it very much, I also grew up in that neighborhood and didn't realize how dangerous it was From the author's view I was able to recall a lot of things that I had forgotten about. It was very informative and a good read. He's lucky to have survived and put that past behind him and go on to a good life despite all the anger he must have had. Good Luck to Mr. Quarantello