People say they could never run for president or public office because they have too many skeletons in their closets. Well, I have a STORAGE UNIT filled with skeletons and carcasses! Not that it actually matters much in this day and age, with all the corrupt and shady political figures filling our Senate, House of Representatives, and the almighty Oral, sorry President Clinton, Oval Office. This book is filled with clamorous calamities and outrageous events that are embedded in my heart forever. I m sure that at the time I was mortified, embarrassed and horrified. But I wouldn t trade any of these episodes from my upbringing and adulthood for all the money in the world. These family experiences, stories and mishaps shaped who I am and always make me smile. These memories, warm feelings and laughter hold my family together with happiness. There was never a monotonous moment growing up in my large Italian family. Back then, it seems there weren t so many rules and regulations not that my family would have abided by any of them anyway and if any of these events happened today, I m sure there would have been a few arrests to go around. Life was just so simple and uncomplicated.