I give it a 500/500 (and not just because that's what HE gave ME on my autobiography!).
I had the privilege of sitting in Mr. Rotodo's (or Uncle Tony's as I liked to call him) classes twice, once for 11th Grade English and once for Public Speaking.
For me, the bottom line truth is that I received a wonderful education DESPITE the system BECAUSE of Mr. Angelo!
The book was certainly a page turner for me. I read page after page and laughed through most all of it. Read morePublished 7 months ago by mgspeed
I loved this book. It was very well written and very funny. I am of Italian descent and could relate to many things described in this book. Teachers are awesome!!!Published 18 months ago by judith sciarra
I read this for a book club selection. Parts of it were humorous. Others not so funny. I am a retired teacher and
could identify with the author's sentiments in some ways. Read more
An enjoyable and fast read. A humorous look into the life of an Italian family and the influence it was upon his teaching career. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Viking Parent
Rotondo claims his book is fiction. Yea, like the U.S. Constitution. Anyone who's been a teacher (or student)--especially in a big-city school--knows his book tells it like it was... Read morePublished on April 8, 2008 by James Charnock
"Subversive activity is the lending of aid, comfort, and moral support to individuals, groups, or organizations that advocate the overthrow of incumbent structures of authority. Read morePublished on March 18, 2007 by m.cohoon