The life cycle from young to old is filled with challenges and rewards. The “OK Boomer” movement, like other past generational movements, creates generational identity and solidarity but also distracts from necessary conversation. As a boomer, I recognize the need for ushering in a New America; we did the same in the 1960’s. Let’s show some respect for our humanity, enjoy the ride into progress, and remember that the youth of today are the boomers of tomorrow.
Sal’s childhood neighborhood of Bensonhurst, Brooklyn was home to the largest population of Italians in the Five Boroughs. In this post, Sal discusses everything from tangling with bullies from the Genovese crime family, to the struggles that many families from many different backgrounds had coming out of the Great Depression, and everything in between. One thing is for sure though- every one of the “Boys” of Brooklyn came home for dinner when the streetlights came on- especially Sal… who’s Mother had a powerful whistle the whole neighborhood could hear.
Join Sal as he lays out the “hard-knock” life lessons learned from his Baby Boomer generation. See how he effortlessly guides readers to apply wisdom, manage stress, and capitalize on their life experiences in today’s ever changing society from the perspective of an Italian Baby Boomer himself!
There is a book in every person waiting to be written. Join Sal as he details life lessons and experiences that inspired him to write “Boys of Brooklyn”.
The Story of 5 lifelong friends; Italian boys who grew up in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn during a time when life never sucked.