Escaping Innocence by Joe Perrone Jr.
(A Story Of Awakening)

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Escaping Innocence: A Story of Awakening - This is a book for anyone who's old enough to remember the Age of Aquarius, drive-in movies, the Ed Sullivan ShowBonanza, and only three TV networks.  I'm talking Baby Boomers.  You are the ones who will really appreciate - or should I say "dig" - this book.   I hope you will enjoy the journey (read the free sample).   Peace and love, man!David Justin is an Italian-Catholic, height-challenged youth, desperately trying to escape the bonds of sexual repression and adolescent innocence that hold him captive - in the Sixties.  The journey of enlightenment is both laugh-aloud funny and gut-wrenchingly emotional, as David discovers that coming-of-age is more than just a five-minute roll in the hay culminating in a thirty-second celebratory shower.  The book is filled with universal characters and rip-roaring adventures, including a hilarious spring break trip to Key West, Florida, involving a gay artist, goats, fleas, get the picture.(Note: While this is not a book for kids or teenagers, some older teens might just enjoy it)

About Joe Perrone Jr.

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Joe Perrone Jr. was a sportswriter with the Passaic-Clifton, NJ Herald-News, and a freelance advertising copywriter. He was also a professional fly-fishing guide on the Beaverkill River in the Catskill Mountains of New York."As The Twig Is Bent," the first in the Matt Davis Mystery Series, was recently translated into Portuguese. "Opening Day" (the second in the series) and "Twice Bitten" are slated for translation in the near future. Mr. Perrone is also the author of "Escaping Innocence (A Story of Awakening)," a coming-of-age novel set in the '60s and "A 'Real' Man's Guide To Divorce (First, you bend over and...)." Joe and his wife, Becky, live in the mountains of Western North Carolina with their two calico cats, Cassie and Callie. Joe welcomes comments and inquiries from readers, and makes every effort to respond to them all. Readers may email him at: or visit his website at
Published October 12, 2008 by Createspace. 508 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction

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