Author Shirley Costanzo’s New Book “I Speak the Truth, Brutally Honest” is Candid and Eye-Opening Book of Anecdotes Gleaned from a Long Career in Elementary Education.

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Recent release “I Speak the Truth, Brutally Honest” from Page Publishing author Shirley Costanzo is an enlightening, sometimes disturbing, and often hilarious book reflecting on decades of experience teaching elementary school in an urban district. Costanzo presents unwittingly comical and unfiltered commentary from outspoken preschoolers, observations from startling and all-too-real required home visits, and the challenges presented by changing administrative norms in an engaging format.

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Shirley Costanzo, a mother, grandmother, and retired educator who served thirty years in an urban school district, has completed her book “I Speak the Truth, Brutally Honest”: an invaluable and often entertaining perspective on a career in elementary education.
Costanzo shares, “This is a must-read for those thinking of a career in teaching and for those parents paying for their college students to become teachers. It is a candid look at what being a teacher can really involve, including all those things that are not learned in a class. Be prepared for a rewarding and challenging adventure if you choose this career path. It is seen through the eyes of a veteran educator who dedicated her life to the education of children, families, and colleagues.”

Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Shirley Costanzo’s book offers a devoted educator’s clear-eyed view of the teaching profession in the modern era.

Readers who wish to experience this engaging work can purchase “I Speak the Truth, Brutally Honest” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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