Son of a second-generation Italian American family recounts growing up in the ‘50s and ‘60s

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Mario Russo announces the release of ‘Baby Boomer Rewind: Growing Up in the 60’s’

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After spending some time with his friends recounting old stories about what it was like to grow up in the ‘60s and witness all of the great historic events of the time, it inspired Mario Russo to release “Baby Boomer Rewind: Growing Up in the 60’s” (published by Archway Publishing).

Told through a series of amusing and entertaining stories, Russo, the son of a second-generation Italian American family, recounts growing up in the ’50s and ‘60s. He, together with other boomers witnessed the cold war, the threat of nuclear war, the moon landing, Vietnam, the civil rights movement, the women’s movement, the sexual revolution and so much more.

An excerpt from the book reads:

I can’t adequately describe the frenzy and emotions that these lyrics caused among the audience that night. We all just roared! This song and lyrics captured the mood and emotions of the Woodstock Generation, as it was to be called, just perfectly. A combination of anger, despair, and fear of the future, all rolled into one song. I and everyone else sang along to the lyrics at the top of our lungs, to protest this seemingly purposeless war. And with that performance, Country Joe McDonald accidentally launched his career as a solo artist. The Fish was disbanded shortly thereafter.

“This book is an easy and enjoyable stroll through memory lane for all boomers, even more so for those who grew up in the New York area. It will appeal as well to those who want to learn about the way things were when their parents or grandparents were growing up,” Russo says. When asked what he wants readers to take away from the book, he answers, “An appreciation of what baby boomers lived through, their history – the good, the bad, and the ugly, and contrast that with the current times that we live in.” For more details about the book, please visit

“Baby Boomer Rewind: Growing Up in the 60’s”
By Mario Russo
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 292 pages | ISBN 9781665733694
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 292 pages | ISBN 9781665733700
E-Book | 292 pages | ISBN 9781665733717
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Mario Russo was born in Brooklyn and raised in a second-generation Italian-American family on Long Island, New York. A successful attorney and real estate entrepreneur for more than 45 years, he is a longtime professional writer. He is married with two children. He enjoys golf, tennis, boating, and the beach, sharing his time between West Palm Beach, Florida, and Westhampton, New York.

Simon & Schuster, a company with nearly ninety years of publishing experience, has teamed up with Author Solutions, LLC, the worldwide leader in self-publishing, to create Archway Publishing. With unique resources to support books of all kind, Archway Publishing offers a specialized approach to help every author reach his or her desired audience. For more information, visit or call 844-669-3957.

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