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New Jersey author Anthony Buccino‘s stories of the 1960s, transit coverage and other writings earned four Society of Professional Journalists Excellence in Journalism awards. The Pushcart Prize-nominated writer has been called ‘ “New Jersey’s ‘Garrison Keillor” or something to that effect.’

 

Buccino’s essays are the best-kept secret record about life and growing up in … North Jersey in the 50s, 60s, 70s and later.

Get in on the secret now, and tell your friends.


Anchored in New Jersey, Anthony Buccino pays tribute to the unique Garden State Parkway toll road, but you don’t have to be from New Jersey to enjoy this collection. In fact, by now the rest of the country should be ready for Buccino and RAMBLING ROUND Inside and Outside at the Same Time.

This collection represents the best of Buccino’s humor and homage to living life every day  with tongue firmly in cheek while hoping for something funny to happen.

Anthony Buccino, copyright © 2005 by Anthony Buccino, All Rights ReservedOn the occasion that he writes seriously, they are bound to give you a nice warm feeling. Buccino’s essays are written from the heart and the hearth about family and surroundings.

In the 1950s there’s Strangers in Old Photos.

In the 1960s there were those Boy Scouts days spent camping at Wildcat Lake – It’s Catfish Pond  Now.

In the 1970s revisit those Saturday afternoons football games selling Pretzels!

In the 1980s head to Las Vegas for Pushing Ginger.

In the late 1990s stop in for lunch in Rambling Round Harborside.

In the 2000s ride the Hudson Bergen Light Railand the last ride on the Newark City Subway inUnderground.

Not only are these tales are all over the block, but they take you along for the ride, too. Re-live the wonder of the strange midnight calls from Korea, the Happy Dog Dance, a Magical Top Drawer, those Air Raid Drill Memories and living in the town that brought the world Martha Stewart.

If you’ve ever wondered about picking up a bowling ball with a vacuum cleaner, then this collection is right up your alley!

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BELLWOOD CRIER HAS-BEEN

CALL ME MR. MEMORY

Rambling Round, alternate coverSUMMER PEACHES

SLEEPING OVER

ANTNEE’S SHOE STORE

MAGICAL TOP DRAWER

DO WE EVER STOP MISSING OUR FOLKS?

IT’S CATFISH POND NOW

SUN TAN LAKE

AIR RAID DRILL MEMORIES

YELLOW CRACKER SCHOOL DAYS

PRETZELS!

MUDHOLE MARTHA

A TEST, PEGGY SUE?

PETER PAN REVISITED, AGAIN

REUNION TREPIDATION

WHY WE CRY AT WEDDINGS

GREAT-GRAMPS WAS A ‘PUMKING’

AFTER THE TITANIC

STRANGERS IN OLD PHOTOS

COAL MINER’S KIDS’ CHRISTMAS

NOT WHERE YOU FISH

MAROONED BOOMER

PARALLEL PARKING

NO SATURDAYS OFF

AND SO WE TRUST

HOUSE CHALLENGED

$110 LIGHT BULBS

MARTHA DOESN’T LIVE HERE, ANYMORE

BOB HARRIS FAN CLUB

LAWN LABORS LIGHTENER

ROARING PEACE

YO, DONALD DUCK, HIT THE HAY!’

MIDNIGHT FAX

Rambling Round, alternate cover

GRAM’S HEADACHE CURE

PUSHING GINGER ROGERS AND SUCH

WHAT AREA CODE?

RANDOM CHANNELS

CANNED SOUP IN A JAR

VACUUM BOWLING

TIMING IS EVERYTHING

HAPPY DOG DANCE

BLACKBIRD

LAB COMPETITION HEATS UP

DOGGIE NEIGHBORHOOD

HOWLING HOUNDS

NEW JERSEY ROAD ICON

PARKWAY TOKENS PAVE PATH TO HELL

PIKERS

RAMBLING ROUND HARBORDSIDE, JERSEY CITY

LIGHT RAIL, JERSEY CITY

UNDERGROUND, NEWARK CITY SUBWAY

WRITING THE BOOK IS THE EASY PART

WHERE OR WHEN YOU LAUGH

JERSEY KID

EDITOR IMPRISONED

WHY WE WRITE

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Get out your Kindle (Fire) and check out Jersey City Snapshots. A new book by Anthony Buccino.

More than 200 color snapshots of Jersey City, New Jersey, from Pavonia/Newport to Paulus Hook, from Grundy Park to Grove Street, along the Hudson River from the Colgate clock to Exchange Place, Harborside and through neighborhoods that have no names.

Color photos are ideal for viewing on Kindle Fire, and bring you up close to New Jersey’s second-largest city, its building boom and its broken ground.
Writer/photographer, who worked and walked these streets for nearly ten years, leaves words behind and speaks thorugh the camera lens and we see the commonplace wildlife, the glimmering structures and the grandeur of the Twin Towers at the World Trade Center and the memorials erected in Jersey City.
This collection is ideal for fans of Jersey City, and folks who’ve always wanted to visit.

Three Buccino paperbacks added to Amazon.com

Now you can enjoy the convenience of ordering three more of Anthony Buccino’s titles in paperback from Amazon.com.

YOUNTAKAH COUNTRY A Poetic View of Nutley, Old and New 
Local writer takes some history, some folk lore and some current news and mixes them together in this humorous and thoughtful collection of verse about the little town in north eastern Essex County. On these pages, Anthony Buccino brings together the Lenni Lenape, Annie Oakley and pizza wars.




American Boy: Pushing Sixty
About life and growing up in New Jersey in the 1950s,1960s, and 1970s, and growing older in the 1980s, 1990s and the oughts.
From the center of the Baby Boom, this working class verse begins under a wooden class room desk as an air raid siren sounds, and captures the summer spell and its simplicity in drinking water from a garden hose.

“I read your book through and through twice. Absolutely enjoyed it. Your words flow so freely.” 

Retrieving Labrador Days: Dog tales in prose and verse 

Stories about each of his three Labrador retrievers and some of the other dogs and people whose lives they touched.
Shaggy dogs, mutts, mongrels, three Labrador retrievers and a pet rabbit inspire the stories and poems in this collection. Pets of one kind or another have shared the past six decades of the author’s life, and here are some stories that will make you laugh out loud and others that remind you of the escapades and exasperations you’ve been through with your pets.

Contains the Pushcart Prize-nominated poem At The Vet. 

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> A recent Nutley Sun editorial discusses the scary and continuing story of local youths who walk across the railroad trestle, as documented in Yountakah Rite a poem by Anthony Buccino in his latest collection YOUNTAKAH COUNTRY.

Editorial: Nutley tracks can lead to tragedy
NorthJersey.com
Awhile ago, the Nutley Police Department received information that a number of children were walking on the railroad tracks and trestles throughout the township. The railroad companies informed the department that the tracks were active and trains …

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YOUNTAKAH COUNTRY
A Poetic View of Nutley Old and New
Local writer takes some history, some folk lore and some current news and mixes them together in this humorous and thoughtful collection of verse about the little town in north eastern Essex County. On these pages, Anthony Buccino brings together the Lenni Lenape, Annie Oakley and pizza wars.

>Nutley poet discusses Belleville-inspired writings

Thursday, April 21, 2011

BY MARIA KARIDIS
Belleville Times
STAFF WRITER

Please read the article.

>Arts
Belleville in Verse
In Honor of National Poetry Month, We Speak with Anthony Buccino
By Erel Pilo