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About the author:
Lennie Grimaldi is an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in hundreds of newspapers and magazines including The New York Times, TV Guide, Yankee Magazine and Connecticut Magazine.
He is the author of Bow Tie Banker (Kolumns), a biography of David Carson, the retired CEO of Peoples Bank, and Chased (New Horizon), the life of mob infiltrator Billy Chase. He is also the author of Connecticut Whistle Stops: Greenwich to New Haven (Arcadia) and Only In Bridgeport (first edition Windsor Publications, second edition Harbor Communications, third edition Momentum Communications).
He has won awards for journalistic excellence from the Society of Professional Journalists, Connecticut Chapter and United Press International.
Grimaldi has also written dozens of radio campaigns and corporate-crafted history programs for companies such as Louis Rich, HBO, Tropicana, Excedrin, Nivea, SNET, Blue Cross & Blue Shield, Campbell Soup and Apple.
Grimaldi also brings a wide array of corporate communications and public relations experience. His clients have included Wal-Mart Stores and Donald Trump. For Wal-Mart Grimaldi directed a community and media relations campaign for the conversion of an EPA cleanup site in Stratford CT into a new Wal-Mart retail outlet. For Trump, he handled communications during the hotly debated casino expansion issue before the Connecticut Legislature.
Keeping roots close to home, he is the founder and host of the webzine OnlyInBridgeport.com, devoted to government and politics in Connecticut's largest city.
Personalitites Spicing Up The Nutmeg State
Lennie Grimaldi's Connecticut Characters: Personalities Spicing Up The Nutmeg State chronicles 40 years of spicy personalities from political chili peppers such as John Rowland and Joe Ganim, to pop culture cloves Linda Blair and Ed and Lorraine Warren to habanero Hells Angels and mobsters; a journey into the underbelly of cities to the wooded terrain of wilderness warriors. The FBI and Donald Trump too.
- Publication Date:
- 0692904662 / 9780692904664
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 8.5" x 8.5"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Biography & Autobiography / Historical / General