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Brother Jon Jon Laurence Fiorella

Brother Jon

Jon Laurence Fiorella

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How does one young boy with a tough childhood grow up to beat the odds to become a successful, award winning teacher and coach? The memoirs of Brother Jon begin with the early life stories of a poor boy growing up in Staten Island, NY during theMoreHow does one young boy with a tough childhood grow up to beat the odds to become a successful, award winning teacher and coach? The memoirs of Brother Jon begin with the early life stories of a poor boy growing up in Staten Island, NY during the 1940s and 50s. Born into a large family, there was always a shortage of food, clothing and money. When tragedy struck and Brother Jons father passed away unexpectedly, the family was left to survive on their own. Left to care for 8 children by herself, this put a major strain on their stern and unaffectionate mother.When reading these memoirs of my fathers life, we learn how the family dealt with the many hardships through strong bonds of brotherhood and a lot of humor and practical jokes. As my father grew up, he realized that an education was his way out and did everything he could to change his situation. He was smart, athletic and personable. He had everything he needed to make a better life for himself. And with intense perserverance and determination, thats just what he did. Although some of my book is written through my fathers eyes (as they are his life stories), I was able to expand on these memories with my own experiences and give insight as to what it was like being raised by a father who was a product of this kind of upbringing.