Prose by Carmine J. Scarpa
Everybody needs his memories. They keep the wolf of
insignificance from the door.
These Prose Galleries contain early draft excerpts from
"Save Me a Seat by the Drummer," Carmine J. Scarpa's
memoir of childhood and youth.
Places to purchase the book online!
Prose Gallery One (preface, Catholic school and punishment)
Prose Gallery Two (A. Harry Moore School and girls)
Prose Gallery Three (disability, Sinatra, a shared bathroom, and my parents)
Prose Gallery Four (embarrassment)
Prose Gallery Five (friends, vegetarianism, and career choice)
Prose Gallery Six (advertisements, China, eighth-grade autograph book, The Beatles, and truancy)
Prose Gallery Seven (boxing, Linda, and 1085 Summit Avenue)
Prose Gallery Eight ("the bomb," school friends, and postscript)