Somewhere in every person's life is a little Jimmy DeAngelo.
Only Until I Need Glasses is a coming-of-age novel that transcends generations. It's the story of Jimmy DeAngelo, a typical boy growing up in the 1950s whose basic human nature is often at odds with the expectations of family and church. But boys will be boys, and Jimmy's inner conflict makes his life a continuous and hilarious adventure. He struggles with challenges on his road to adulthood and tests the accepted boundaries, providing a plethora of belly laughs in a society where rules, regulations, and morality are everything.
In the years between WWII and Vietnam, follow Jimmy and his friends as they navigate first grade and first kisses, college pranks and career choices. Laugh with our hero as he attempts to reconcile the inner discord created by embedded church and family values, and take a refreshing look into the minds of boys. Only Until I Need Glasses is an entertaining and uplifting book about love, friendship, and the process of finding one's place in a rapidly changing world.
About the Author
James T. Scarnati grew up in the years following World War II, a time that many recall as prosperous and innocent. He was raised in a strict but loving environment and experienced all the usual anxiety and conflict boys face as they mature into adulthood. The precious gifts bestowed upon him by his large and close-knit family-honesty, integrity, and responsibility-have served him well in his professional endeavors. Dr. Scarnati currently is a retired Superintendent of Schools and a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel. He resides in Henrietta, New York,