Not for Nothing: Glimpses Into a Jersey Girlhood

Not for Nothing: Glimpses Into a Jersey Girlhood

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"And there was one more question posed to me, over and over again, mostly by my big-hearted, bull-headed, capa tosta of a father. It typically flew my way when the cyclone of rage and love and fear and affection ripped through the walls, shaking the everyday worlds . . . Who do you think you are?"

Title:Not for Nothing: Glimpses Into a Jersey Girlhood
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781599541297
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    Not for Nothing: Glimpses Into a Jersey Girlhood Reviews

  • Suzanne Leopold (Suzy Approved Book Reviews)

    Kathy Curto gives readers a glimpse into her New Jersey childhood from the 1970s. ”Not For Nothing” is a collection of memories as viewed from the youngest daughter in an Italian - American family...

  • Linda Zagon

    Kathy Curto , Author of “Not for Nothing ” Glimpses Into a Jersey Girlhood” has written am emotional , descriptive and intense memoir of her growing up in New Jersey. This is a coming of age sto...

  • Liane

    Curto’s precision of language and skillful attention to the telling detail drives her compelling narrative. By turns gripping, gritty, tender and funny, this coming of age memoir is a gem. Don’t m...

  • Julie Evans

    In this engaging memoir Kathy Curto took me on a journey into a childhood not unlike my own. Written with the child's voice and the mature woman's skill this book is a must read. ...

  • Ken Dowell

    If you grew up in New Jersey in the latter half of the 20th century you may well have had a father who used the expression “not for nothing.” Kathy Curto’s father did. Usually as a preface to ob...

  • Marlena

    Not for Nothing is a coming of age memoir in mini-stories packed with gritty and unique details and huge amounts of feeling told by the youngest daughter of an Italian-American family in southern Jers...

  • Maria Giura

    Kathy Curto’s Not for Nothing, Glimpses into a Jersey Girlhood, is such a satisfying and well- rendered read about growing up female in the 70s and 80s. Except for the prologue and epilogue, Kathy n...

  • Elaina Battista-Parsons

    I want to boost and give a major shout out to Kathy Curto. Her book, “Not For Nothing” is a quick and really rich read of the memoir flavor. Buy it on Amazon or through her press, Bordighera Press...

  • Kathy Kate

    I'm not Italian, and not from Jersey, but still devoured this little memoir filled with big fat juicy essays about growing up in a family filled with conflict and compassion. Curto's memories are Amer...

  • Annabel Monaghan

    This is a memoir about growing up in New Jersey in an on again, off again family. Curto tells the story through the eyes of a child, and we as readers get to fill in the gaps about what's happening. I...