Peter J. Lagomarsino’s New Book Debuts with a Story of Professional Displacement

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In “Confessions In A Crown Vic”, he presents a commentary that provides insights and enlightenment on the concept of ‘American Dream’.

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Author Peter J. Lagomarsino makes an entrancing debut into the publishing world as he presents a unique and revealing story in Confessions in a Crown Vic: A Commentary on the American Dream. This book tells the story of professional displacement during the Great Recession—an architect as cab driver, while seeking architecture work.

In this interesting book, Lagomarsino explores the concept of American Dream. It interviews Paolo Solery, the visionary urban design architect, and Louis Lagomarsino, the traffic engineer for Phoenix’s highways, and the author’s passengers’ marginalization for their lack of a car. Confessions in a Crown Vic: A Commentary on the American Dream is a journey through an architect’s life, beginning with schooling, travels, design, internship, and practices in many genres of clientele from private to public projects. Readers will take a tour through different cities and urban configurations—and through history’s cycles of political change, the semantics of their origins, the delivery of designs, and the effects of expansion and colonialist attitudes in America.

In Confessions in a Crown Vic: A Commentary on the American Dream, Lagomarsino has written a critique of Urban Sprawl, and the irrationality of relying on housing starts to determine a healthy economy. He examines Keynesian versus Classical economics, comparing them with the events of the last “American” century while illuminating the American Dream’s concept, and whether it is sustainable to support the country’s economy on the back of the middle class, a group larger than both the rich and the poor.

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About the Author
Peter J. Lagomarsino, RA, NCARB, AIA, LEED Green Associate, a Senior Industrial Design Architect, lives in Scottsdale, Ariz. and has practiced Architecture for over twenty years. He has Bachelor of Arts degree in Architecture from the University of New Mexico, and a Master’s of Architecture from Clemson University and is LEED Accredited. Part of his Masters, was at the Charles E. Daniels Center for Urban Design at Clemson’s Campus in Genoa, Italy. While there he traveled extensively in Europe, Greece, Egypt and the Middle East and worked with the Israel Antiquities Authority for their Surveys and Excavations at the end of his travels, to produce measured drawings for their Banias Area ‘B’ site literature. Lagomarsino has an extensive range of experience in many different fields of his trade. He has an interesting mix of artistic design balanced with a technical approach that enables him to see and convey things in unique ways. He’s worked with federal and private clientele in many US cities for the USAF, the US Army and Army National Guard, the US Army Corps of Engineers, The US Postal Service, as well as many high tech Industrial semiconductor manufacturing plants in the US, and a Pharmaceutical facility in Dublin, Ireland. His travels to many cities around the US and the world give him a unique perspective into what urban environments are like and how they may best benefit from different approaches and policies for their improvement and service to their inhabitants.

Confessions In A Crown Vic * by Peter J. Lagomarsino
A commentary on the American Dream
Publication Date: December 10, 2012
Trade Paperback; $23.99; 535 pages; 978-1-4797-4662-0
Trade Hardback; $34.99; 535 pages; 978-1-4797-4663-7
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4797-4664-4

Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7879. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7879.

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