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Michael and Danny grew up in a lower class neighborhood of Chicago's Bridgeport community. As kids, it didn't seem to matter to us. We didn't realize we had so little, because we were blessed to be raised by a truly dedicated, hard working woman, our mother, who helped us find happiness and fulfillment as children and financed our college education by working as a clerk in a drug store. Our mother's maiden name is Angeline Vitale.
By age 9, our first expression of creativity began with the design and construction of wood go-carts and box scooters, "Hot-rods" as we referred to them, made from scrap wood and old crates. One of our first memorable experiences was a game of chicken against a neighborhood kid's hot-rod in the alley behind our house. Unfortunately, the other kid's hot-rod was destroyed. He went home crying - not a proud day for us, but exciting. Our most creative hot-rod was a modified 30 gallon cardboard drum that we used to race down and challenge "Dead-Man's Gulch," a super steep hill heading downward from the railroad tracks behind our house. We hate to admit it, but the most fun we ever had with this special rod, hill and sport, was pushing our unknowing little sister down the hill and watching her crash - you just never knew what would happen when anyone challenged "Dead-Man's Gulch." Poor little sis.
In high school, Michael D'Agostino didn't accomplish much other than chasing girls. But Danny distinguished himself by playing first trumpet in the school band. After college (Both Danny and Michael have degrees in Chemistry.), Danny took up comedy writing while Michael was busy earning patents as a research chemist. Danny's specialized in the field of toxicology chemistry, and maintained his interest in writing.
By 2005, the brothers hooked up, writing at least 35 major comedy projects: plays, screenplays, a novel, an audio book, in addition to producing and directing comedy plays. Our first play was "The Dollar Store Lady," directed by Danny, and we also produced video comedy, "SketchzillaTV" and "Downtown Friday Night," with Danny directing.
Danny also wrote and composed all the
background music for his audio book, "Creatures." Today, Michael and Danny are diligently formatting many of their comedy novels and projects for sales as ebooks, as well as paperback books. Their next works will be "Mister Mars" and "Back to Sovietsky."
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Michael D'Agostino, Danny D'Agostino
"Creatures," is an action-filled Sci-Fi Comedy Thriller. Adapted from Danny D'Agostino's acclaimed audio book, "Creatures" has been updated as a novel with a wealth of new comedy and action to excite and titillate the reader. See several reviews of the audio book below.
Stan and Leroy Hangjab, two street-wise detectives from the South Side of Chicago, and the precocious 14 year old Richard T. McCormick the 4th, rescue the City of Chicago from the clutches of the evil DNA genius, Dr. Franklin Norman Stein and his mutant humanoid creatures. Pandemonium and chaos break out when Stein's ferocious creatures threaten the fate of the entire city of Chicago.
Stan, narrating the action at Police Headquarters: "The place was in pandemonium: cops criss-crossing the office, bumping into each other like a pinball machine. All the phones were ringing. As we entered the Chief's office, he was on the phone with the mayor, who was screaming, 'I want this situation turned 360 degrees around! You hear me?!'"
I yelled "Chief!" Maybe I spoke too loud at the wrong moment, 'cause the Chief spilled his milk on his bobbing duck, and his right eye began twitching. And before we could get in a word, the Chief got a little huffy.
"I know what happened! Things were all right around here until you two characters showed up. Now I got trouble with a capital 'H' for Hangjab!"
He reached for two bottles of pills - one for his blood pressure and one for his ulcers. "Where's my Tums Ultra?!" he yelled. "Who took my Tums Ultra pills?!" "They're in your hands, Chief," I answered.
And the Chinese pols from Chinatown were none too happy either: "Nobody in this room know nothing! Get better advice from a dog!"
"Superbly produced, bluntly humorous, outstandingly written."
-Midwest Book Review
"Outrageousness, hard-boiled detective fiction, hardy series of guffaws can cloud your vision."
-Rich Gotshall, Indianapolis Star
"Fantastic. I was astounded."
-Thomas Fortenberry, Charlotte, N C
"A wonderful mixture of comedy and science fiction."
-Harold McFarland, Readers Preference Reviews
"Kudos to Danny D'Agostino."
-Anthony Buccino, Reviewer/Writer, Nutley, New Jersey
Stan and Leroy's Uncle Ed, depressed and in bed: "You know what my boss told me, Stan? The people in Berwyn think they are so special. A quarter pounder isn't good enough for them. They gotta have a third of a pound burger, plus mushrooms. Maybe I shouldn't move to Berwyn. Who needs that?"
- Publication Date:
- 1532826133 / 9781532826139
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- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 4.13" x 6.75"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Fiction / Science Fiction / Adventure