Escaping Innocence (A Story of Awakening)


By Joe Perrone Jr.

Publisher : CreateSpace

ABOUT Joe Perrone Jr.

Joe Perrone Jr.
I was a sportswriter for the Passaic-Clifton, NJ, Herald News, as well as a freelance advertising copywriter.  I am the author of two novels: As the Twig is Bent, a mystery thriller, andEscaping Innocence (A Story of Awakening), a coming-of-age novel set in the turbulent ‘60s.  In addi More...



"The Sixties" - a brief phrase that conjures up all kinds of amazing images...unless, of course, you weren't there! It was a time when "free love" was anything but, and there was a heavy price to be paid for messing with "sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll." Find out what coming-of-age in that magical era was "really" like in the outrageously funny novel ESCAPING INNOCENCE (A Story of Awakening) by Joe Perrone Jr.  Meet David Justin, an Italian-Catholic, height-challenged youth, desperately trying to escape the bonds of sexual repression and adolescent innocence that dare to hold him captive in - yes, you guessed it - "The Sixties."  Experience them for the very first time, or relive them again and again, but either way, for heaven's sake, don't miss ESCAPING INNOCENCE (A Story of Awakening).

I was driving a limousine, selling real estate, and painting houses, when I read "All of My Friends Are Going to be Strangers," by Larry McMurty. It told of a "blocked" writer, who determined to write at least one paragraph a day. I adopted the philosophy, and my wife, Becky, bought me a half-dozen spiral notebooks. The rest, as they say, is history...

KUDOS for "ESCAPING INNOCENCE" -- "Author Joe Perrone Jr. has written the definitive 'coming-of-age' novel, with hare-brained characters like those we all knew in our youth. Check your own 'innocence' at the door, and start reading ESCAPING INNOCENCE - you won't be able to put it down!" -- Rick Dawley, former Chief Operating Officer, Superstand Entertainment Co., Houston,TX

"If you are a child of the sixties, you have to read this book! It's filled with universal characters and experiences guaranteed to touch every emotion possible. Don't miss this one." --Bob Walker, former CEO Promotion Mechanics, Inc., a Division of Ogilvy & Mather Advertising