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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (35 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Steven R. Schirripa, Charles Fleming Narrator: Joe Grifasi Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2005 ISBN: 9780307282736
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It’s July, and Nicholas Borelli II’s parents are scheduled to spend two weeks on a cruise. Nicholas will spend those two weeks, as he does every summer, at Camp Wannameka. The night before he’s to leave, however, there’s a phone call: thanks to an explosion in the septic system, camp is canceled. The only place for Nicholas to go instead is to his grandmother’s house in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, New York.
Nicholas’s father grew up in Brooklyn, but you’d hardly know it. An Italian dinner at Nicholas’s house in the suburbs is whole wheat pasta, organic tomato sauce, and, if he’s lucky, a tofu meatball. And Brooklyn? Well, Brooklyn is the place his father left and never talks about. Nicholas has never been there, and he doesn’t want to go now.
But when Nicholas tastes his grandma Tutti’s meatballs for the first time, gets a nickname from his uncle Frankie, and makes a friend in the neighborhood, his feelings about Brooklyn–and family–begin to change.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Even reluctant readers will enjoy this exciting summer-in-the-city adventure.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Readers will be hoping for an encore.”


Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tamsyn | 8/8/2013

    " This was fun (and funny) on tape, with authentic Italian-American voices. Nicky spends the summer with his grandmother and an uncle he's never met, and is immersed in the Italian side of his heritage, which he enjoys immensely until he suspects his uncle of mob involvement. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danie P. | 9/28/2011

    " Though it abounds in Italian-American stereotypes I loved it because it was easy to read, it was enjoyable and nobody dies. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rabia | 1/11/2011

    " This book was really good they also have a 2nd book im reading that one right now. I Recommend this book. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joseph-Daniel Peter Paul Abondius | 10/21/2009

    " If you enjoy gangsters/mob families this is the story for you "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Abby Schwartz | 9/24/2005

    " Everyone liked it - a fun look at life in Brooklyn "

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About the Author

Steven R. Schirripa is best known to television audiences as Bobby “Bacala” Baccalieri on the HBO hit series The Sopranos. He was also a regular field correspondent for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and appeared as host for Spike TV’s Casino Cinema series. He lives with his wife and their two daughters in New York City and Las Vegas.

About the Narrator

Joseph G. “Joe” Grifasi is an American actor of film, stage, and television. Grifasi briefly attended Canisius College in Buffalo before joining the US Army. He went on to study at the Yale School of Drama, where he met his future wife, the jazz soprano saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom. Grifasi has played two separate members of the Baseball Hall of Fame who played for the New York Yankees. In The Bronx Is Burning, set in 1977, he played Yogi Berra.