|Life Is a Bumpy Road
Tony Albano knew that life was a bumpy road even
before he moved to California. He grew up in the Brooklyn projects, living an interest-ing
and colorful life from an
early age. When Tony was 30, life took a surprising turn -- he and his
wife, Pat, sold their deli, and the road led to the Monterey Peninsula
Now in a small town, compared to The Big Apple, Tony was living a life he
never knew, and doors of opportunity began to open up. Such as, soon
after his arrival, Tony had his own radio talk show without any prior
experience! He's been entertaining people in one form or another ever
Tony hit his first bump in the road when he lost his lower right leg in
a car accident. It was amazing because his grandfather, who helped to
raise Tony, had years earlier lost his leg. A series of other "bumps"
led him into a severe depression. But then he met Brie, a wonderful
little rescue dog, who was also missing a leg! And when Brie looked into
Tony's soul, the sun came out from behind the clouds.
Then one day, when he was hosting at the Il Fornaio restaurant in
Carmel, he started chatting with one of the customers. Tony easily engages people because he has great
stories and knows how to tell them well. As it turned out, this fellow
was a publisher, and he suggested that Tony write a book of stories.
Some months later, Tony was in print with
Life Is a
Bumpy Road, a marvelous book of 28 true, short stories –
reflecting on many of life's experience. Included, as you might have
are some great dogs stories.
In Tony's book,
Life Is a Bumpy Road, he speaks the universal language of all of
life's emotions in 28 true, short stories. There's something for
everyone in these stories -- moments that will resonate with the moments
we all have experienced. The book is filled with hope, joy, compassion,
irony, and valuable lessons learned. Our lives are still evolving -- a
story could be 50 years old or five days old. Now, looking back at his
life, Tony would not change a thing, not even the bumps in the road, for
he feels he has lived a blessed and charmed life. His grandfather
encouraged Tony to perform for adults at an early age. Now Tony -- the
hippie at heart, the songwriter, the former deli owner -- is a natural storyteller.
With his road smoothed by people and dogs he's met along the way, he has
grown a library of great stories. He's not only entertaining, but most people who hear his stories come away
smiling, with a richer sense of their own lives. It's why people invite him to speak to
their friends and organizations...so that they
might benefit from his experience-acquired wisdom... up close and personal.
Pick up your copy of
Life Is a Bumpy Road,
available at any bookstore.
And if you are a local, at any of these fine stores:
Grooming by the Sea
Carmel Rancho Center
Do Re Mi Music & Video
click for your copy of Life Is a Bumpy
Road in paperback or e-version.
Tony at the historic Cypress
Inn in Carmel
And if you're in town -- that is, living
on or visiting the Monterey Peninsula -- stop in and hear Tony tell his
stories on Tuesday nights from six to seven at the world-renown and dog-friendly
at Seventh & Lincoln in Carmel-by-the-Sea.
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