WINNER: ANGELO NATOLI! The contest is closed as of 2/26/09. You can buy a copy at Amazon. We'll have another contest on Sunday. Hint, toilet training!
Imagine what would happen if God combined the baseball prowess of Roy Hobbs from The Natural and the unique temperment and aspergers of Christopher Boone from The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time. This fictional experiment is the inspiration behind my novel, The Legend of Mickey Tussler, a story that chronicles the rise of 17 year old Mickey Tussler to local baseball stardom, despite his aspergers and a vocal faction of heartless critics.
The book, which highlights the remarkable achievements of this special young man, has been celebrated by many parents of autistic children as a "victory for special needs kids everywhere," for it portrays the boundless possibilities of these amazing individuals while indicting those ignorant people who would still like to ignore their very existence.
The book has done much to promote autism awareness, and it is my sincere hope that this awareness will engender understanding, and ultimately tolerance and acceptance. It is this idea that sparked the interest of Eye in the Sky Entertainment, a production company in LA that has just completed a screenplay based on the book. Look for The Legend of Mickey Tussler on Amazon.com or barnesandnoble.com and visit my site at www.franknappi.com. Each sale will allow me to continue to donate money and books to various autism groups. Happy reading!
Frank Nappi is a teacher/coach for twenty years at Oceanside High School. Mickey Tussler is his second novel. His website is www.franknappi.com.