... Paul Guzzo guides his readers through a Tampa they thought they knew, to a place that is flawed, exciting, fully human and real. Written in a noir style, somewhat reniniscent of detective novels, this is the kind of book one reads straight through. - Art TacoThe Dark Side of Sunshine
is a wonderful trip down memory lane in Tampa...if the lane is a dark alley and the memory is a black jack to the back of the skull.- Gene Siudut, La Gaceta Newspaper
Guzzo has a clear voice that you can pick up throughout these stories. There's a depth beyond the dates and details that give a fully-rounded picture and feeling for the stories. This is not a simple recitation of history but a strong narrative that propels the stories off the page.- Scott Deitche, author - Cigar City MafiaA strong masterpiece of storytelling. Tales of men from a small section of the United States that may have been lost forever if not documented in this book. Tampa has always been equal to Dodge City, Laredo, Deadwood and all those dusty cow towns of the Old West.Dr. Ferdie Pacheco - Best Selling Author and Emmy Award Winner
It's not a paean to the past; more like an ironic shout-out to the uniquely devious and dynamic history of Tampa and its immediate surroundings ... Dark Side is a quick, easy read that chronicles an American microcosm while illuminating the shadowy sides of transitioning Tampa through the years. - Joe O'Neill - opinionstogoonline.com
About the Author
Born and raised in Trenton, New Jersey, Paul Guzzo moved to Tampa, Fl. in 1999. He spent 10 years as head writer at La Gaceta Newspaper - the nation's ONLY tri-linguel newspaper - where he wrote a weekly profile on Tampa Bay's most prolific personalities, from mayors and governors to CIA agents and military generals to artists and athletes. He continues to work for La Gaceta on a freelance basis. He is also senior writer for Cigar City Magazine, a Tampa-based history magazine. Along with his brother, he has produced numerous independent films that have shown all over the world, and have won dozens of awards along the way.