New Book, 'Trying to Catch the Wind' by Josef Ferri Takes Readers on an Incredible Love Story Through the 1960s

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Author takes readers on his personal, love-struck journey a half-century later.

'Trying to Catch the Wind' by Josef Ferri

If people open their hearts, a new love is possible. Beauty and meaning abound all around – if we open our minds and hearts.

Love at first sight is usually just something most people read about and admire through watching a movie or listening to a song. However, it actually happened to author Josef Ferri when he was seventeen years old.

Trying to Catch the Wind by Josef Ferri, recalls Ferri’s own struggle to find love and happiness in a tumultuous and chaotic personal world amidst the political and social upheaval of the 1960s.

On one fateful evening in his youth, Joe instantly gets enthralled with a young woman as he spots her from across the room. After sharing anything but a typical teenage conversation, the two realize that there is something powerful occurring. As the two young lovers began what would hopefully become a long-lasting, loving relationship, fate and destiny intervened.

From the night of their innocent and romantic first date a short time later, these star crossed lovers were faced with huge obstacles. The two were nearly killed by a drunk driver while returning from their first date riding on Joe’s motorcycle.

“If people open their hearts, a new love is possible. Beauty and meaning abound all around – if we open our minds and hearts,” said Ferri. “Those my age and every age in between who has ever fallen in love and then had life intervene will be able to relate to my story.”

Journey with Ferri as he takes you back to the most memorable and heartbreaking time of his life in Trying to Catch the Wind.

Trying to Catch the Wind can be purchased at

Trying to Catch the Wind: Memoir of a Love That Was More Than Love
By Josef Ferri
ISBN: 978-1-4759-6913-9 (sc)
Paperback: $16.95
Harcover: $26.95

About the author
Josef N. Ferri is a lifelong resident of Buffalo, N.Y., and a frequent visitor to Western Europe and the West Indies. He worked as a steel worker, factory worker, self-employed painter, real estate agent, advertising executive and taught for six years in the English Department at the University of Buffalo.

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