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A delightful tale for all ages about family, faith and creativity, innovatively written in the form of a screenplay.

A young California boy is plucked from obscurity to become the star of a new family situation comedy. But can his real-life family survive? And can a nine-year-old survive in the fast-paced world of Hollywood? The Incredible Life of Joey Coletta is a funny, heartwarming tribute to the beloved domestic sitcoms of the 1950s and '60s. It explores growing up in mid-century America and what it was like to be a child star during the golden age of television.

Paperback: $9.99
E-book: $3.99

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The Incredible Life of Joey Coletta: De Sapio, Michael Martin: 9781983126635: Amazon.com: Books

Amazon reviews:

"A warm, engaging piece and also extremely funny. It takes place in 1957 and makes obvious allusions to the family comedies of the 1950s such as "Father Knows Best" and, above all, "Leave it to Beaver" and is presented in an emotionally touching manner. Cleverly constructed with a number of laugh-out-loud lines."

"This is a story that takes me back to a simpler time. Joey is makes us long for the days of "black and white" TV shows where families had constructive dialogue and genuine humor. This story is thoughtful because the characters mirror real human beings, with substance, heart, and even deep, yet, forgiving flaws. It is sensitive and has a flow that moves with harmony and a spirit that is reminiscent of an era that makes us smile and endears us to the players!"


About the author:

Michael De Sapio is a writer and musician from Alexandria, Virginia. His essays on aesthetic and religious topics have appeared in Fanfare, Touchstone, and The Twilight Zone Museum, among other publications.

 
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