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What Zizi Gave Honeyboy: A True Story About Love, Wisdom, and the Soul of America Hardcover – Bargain Price, February 28, 2002
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Top Customer Reviews
done reading it, a pretty fast bittersweet read.
Celente does a great job of showing how the default culture
in America has really screwed things up - from the fake food
most folks now get to the phoney political system.
He laments what we lost in the breakup of the traditional
extended family without coming across as a sentimental
Zizi for president!
I picked this book to read because I know Mr. Celente's reputation for getting it right in identifying trends in his previous books. He called everything from the Dot Com demise to the end of the cold war well before the actual happenings.
But this isn't just a trip down memory lane but an examination and critique of modern life, as seen through the eyes of Zizi, a wise and loving Italian aunt. She happens to be author Gerald Celente's aunt and it is clear that she has been a pivotal figure in his life, offering support and comfort as he went through a traumatic divorce, dispensing wisdom and love as needed. In the hours Celente spends with his aunt, talking and enjoying the meals she prepares (some of the recipes are included in the book), he begins to think about life past and life present and takes the reader along for the ride.
After reading this book, you may find yourself thinking about the pitfalls of modern life and what has been sacrified in the pursuit of progress. You may also think about what the future holds for each of us.
The conversations between Zizi and Gerald (Honeyboy) are really just excuses for Gerald to pontificate on his favorite subjects, while giving them a patina of respectability by tying them to his aunt and her generation- the so called Greatest Generation.
The drug war, food politics, welfare, corporate welfare- you get Gerald's views on all of these, and his views are interesting and his facts often depressing. If you are already a part of the progressive-green-libertarian movement that he looks forward to in the 2002 volume,than much of this is old hat. If you are not, this book might change your mind on a number of topics.
There is recipe for cookies in here I have purchased the ingredients for already!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I really liked this book and reminded me a lot of my younger years. I am glad I grew up in a nicer world than today. "good stock"Published 14 months ago by mary m.
The author of this book is the founder of the 'Trends Institute’ which is currently run out of several beautiful and historic properties in downtown Kingston, NY. Read morePublished 14 months ago by HappyDaze11
I really admire Gerald and this book is a great example of the brick and mortar our countries foundation was built from. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Flubadub
I LIKE MR. CELENTE BUT NOT HIS SENTIMENTAL SIDE - AS TOUGH AS THIS LITTLE MAN IS, I WAS CONFUSED BY HIS CLOSENESS WITH HIS MOTHER TO THE POINT OF WRITING THIS BOOK. Read morePublished 23 months ago by solarspins
Enjoyable reading.about his delightful aunt. Many great insights and commentary on what has happened to this country in this century.Published 24 months ago by Amazon Customer
I could not put this book down! It is warm and sensitive, written by a man who appreciates his roots and the wisdom of his elders. Read morePublished on January 9, 2014 by Mary T. Lennox
Awesome especially for those of Italian heritage. It brought back fond memories of growing up with a loving Italian family.Published on January 3, 2014 by catherine haggerty