Bob Farina Releases New Memoir, ‘I Didn’t Always Like Calamari’

Nov 24, 2020 291


Bob Farina’s grandparents immigrated to the United States, leaving Sicily, Italy, by boat on June 14, 1913. They arrived in the country nearly one month later on July 1, 1913. Like millions of other immigrants at the time, they were greeted by the Statue of Liberty upon arriving in New York.

Born into this hardworking family of New York Italian immigrants in 1943, Farina earned his first job as a newspaper delivery boy for the Long Island Star Journal. “I certainly was not conscious of it then, but the two key elements of the job, planning a project and good customer service, would follow me the rest of my life,” he writes in his book “I Didn’t Always Like Calamari.”

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