Former Gang Member Pens 'Surviving the Warzone'

100 percent of cities with a population of more than 250,000 report gang activity, and Richard Quarantello writes his new memoir that embodies his experiences as an adolescent involved in the New York gangs during the 1960s.

Quarantello's first book "Surviving the Warzone" captivates his vivacious life experiences while battling with non-organized and organized gangs in New York and how he escaped the troubled lifestyle.

"The origin of the book title came from other 'Brooklynites' asking me where I'm from, when I told people East New York Brooklyn they would always refer to my neighborhood as the War Zone," Quarantello said.

The title, "Surviving the Warzone," can also be interpreted as his experience in the military during the Vietnam War, receiving three purple hearts.

"I want this book to be an inspiration to today's gang members to be the good character in life no matter your environment," Quarantello said.

"Surviving the Warzone"
By Richard Quarantello
ISBN: 978-1-4836-4126-3
Retail price $15.99
Available in paperback, hardcover and e-book

About the author
Richard Quarantello is from East New York Brooklyn and now resides in Naples, Florida. He is a disable Veteran that fought in the Vietnam War, wounded three times and received three purple hearts. He is a husband and father of three.


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