Joe Pagetta

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Guinea Bastard Book

Guinea Bastard
Guinea Bastard collects personal essays by the New Jersey-born, Nashville-residing Joe Pagetta, both published and unpublished. They're about growing up Italian American in Jersey City and falling in love with rock music (especially the band Queen); about the promise and failings of marriage and the dreams and realities of making music; about reconciling with a father who can be abusive and caring for a mother who has dementia. Mostly, they're about growing and changing and becoming, in ways we all understand. Available in Paperback and Kindle Versions, with a jacket design by Sam Smith.
Purchasing Options
Direct: Limited Number of 50 Signed and Numbered by Joe and Designer Sam Smith. SOLD OUT.
Direct: Limited stock of Signed First Edition (w/o "Personal Essays" subtitle on cover).  $9.99 plus $1.99 shipping. If you don't have a PayPal acount, skip sign in and please choose "Pay with Debit or Credit Card" option at bottom of form. Book will be signed and inscribed to buyer. If you want it inscribed to someone else, please shoot me an email to let me know. Thanks! Buy Now
Paperback:  Parnassus Books (Nashville) 
Paperback: Amazon.com
Digital:  Kindle Edition

East Side Storytellin' - Chuck Beard's recap, along with complete audio of the show, of my participation in Beard's venerable music and story series. Joe Pisapia performs.
TPAC Arts Appetizer - Audio of my participation in a discussion with TPAC's Kristin Horsley and 'A Bronx Tale' cast member Frankie Leoni about everything from being a kid actor in a musical to growing up Italian American.
The Italian American Podcast - In the Story Segment, I speak with host Anthony Fasano about the themes and stories in "Guinea Bastard." The episode features best-selling author, manifesting expert, keynote motivational speaker, and master life coach Sarah Centrella
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Updated March, 2019