Today book lovers I am featuring an incredible author called Tom Panzone for my author spotlight. Tom Panzone has written a book called Dear Mr. Trump and as the title reads, it is an open letter to President Trump while being a book that also includes a wealth of history and information that readers don’t know about! I am so excited to be featuring Tom Panzone because I sensed from the book that he has a great amount of personality! To get started here is a little more about Tom Panzone written by Panzone himself.
I’m a retired educator who spent his life empowering others to reach their goals. Whether in a classroom, a corporate setting or an entrepreneurial situation, once a teacher always a teacher. Writing is already my 2nd Victory Lap career, after spending the last 9 years developing my Carpet Bowling start-up into a national success. I previously spent most of my early career working for multinationals within the high-tech industry, which included the introduction of the first non-Apple microcomputers and designing one of the first Natural Language Inquiry programs, so that you can Google today in plain English. My later career was focused on various aspects of the film industry as an actor, crew member, and film studio designer. Writing always came easy for me. I was, usually, focused on creating innovative business plans or white papers. However, after years of threatening to write a book, I have, actually, done it.
It’s not an academic book. The book is intended to give context to those who follow today’s Trump media bombardment. Rather than just dump on Mr. Trump by replying nasty things to blog posts, I thought I’d take a creative approach and inform as broad an audience as possible while providing some solutions to major issues such as Trade, Immigration and the Border Wall. Framed as a letter, Dear Mr. Trump, Canada Deserves More Respect, is a smart eBook that takes advantage of technology to create a new type of book, in which you can spend 2 hours or 2 months depending on how deep you want to go. It’s visually attractive and contains lots of images and links.
I have always written in a conversationalist style, so my letter is more like a one-sided conversation because Mr. Trump can’t respond. But, you can imagine what he’d say. It’s a very surprising book because it takes you to unexpected places, whether you’re binging on a 17-part TV series about the History of Canada, or relevant war movies like Pearl Harbor, or a Fareed Zakaria interview about how the American Dream has moved to Canada, or lectures from the University of Indiana comparing USA health care coverage with Canada’s. The book is amazing. I am very proud of it. It is published on Amazon /Kindle. Apparently, I still like to get the job done with the utmost efficiency and am still known for my old-fashioned work ethics. The competitive spirit remains my hallmark.
Tom Pazone is such an intriguing person and I loved this bio from him and I hope you readers do too! I have also interviewed Tom and here it is book lovers!
I wrote this book because last year, in early June when commenting on North Korea’s missile and nuclear bomb testing program, Mr. Trump went just too far in saying that he would sacrifice Canada in his feud with Kim Jung Un and even made reference to controlling the Canadian oil in the Arctic.
I had heard enough from this deranged man. He sounded like such an ignorant American bully, exactly what’s ugly about so many Americans. During his first 300 days, he destroyed everything that educated and civilized people have worked for all our lives. This has been tolerated by your Republican party because they have multiple hidden agendas at play: to continue to dumb down the masses and take control of the population to create a racist, totalitarian society that will only benefit the rich, American Oligarchs.
During this period, Mr. Trump tried to intimidate everyone he needs to do business with, both at home and abroad. In Canada he used the potential unilateral repeal of the NAFTA agreement as a main intimidation tool.
His ignorance of history, the facts of life and lack of respect for America’s most friendly neighbors from the north, just across the border, deserved a strong, well-articulated, response and this is it.
Of course, if you have something worthwhile to say, start writing. But, personally, I’m focused on experienced, retired individuals, baby boomers who want to share their life experience with younger folks, millennials, whose world of reference only began a few years ago. For example, take the kids from Parkland, Florida, their memory of lived-history began around 2008 when Barak Obama was handed a bankrupt America as a reward for winning the Presidency while being black. They have no idea of what their parents and grandparents witnessed in their lives, but they know a lot about school shootings and gun related issues, especially in Florida. So, if you are at a point in your life where you feel the urge to say something about what you see and hear around you, don’t just comment on someone’s blog or pontificate to your co-workers over a beer; put pen to paper and write a book. By now, I’m sure you have pet peeves. Take your most pressing ones and write about them. You have enough valuable life experience to share with our younger generation. For example, crossing the street with your nose in your cell phone, driving while texting, becoming a one-handed person because the other hand always contains a cell phone or car keys. Need I say more?
Keep a diary or journal from early on. We all see, hear and do too much on any given day. We are bombarded by media, work and life issues. We all get “brain waves”, ideas, solutions about moments in a day but forget them within minutes. Record these for future use. Then, periodically review and organize them. Soon, you’ll realize that a story is taking shape. This does not have to be a book idea. It could be an essay, an idea for a film, an idea for a new invention or an improvement on one. Record the thought. You’ll be glad you did.
A book needs to benefit someone beyond the writer. Whether fiction or non-fiction, if it entertains, informs, educates or provides creative ideas, the writer will benefit from the satisfaction that someone will benefit from his work. It goes without saying that the book be well organized and well written and professionally edited so as not to distract from the content.
I plan to present a printed version of the current book within the next 90 days. Apparently, there is a demand. It’s a time-consuming task as I need to contract all the links to the “bitly” format so that readers can follow along with their computer. I am currently working on the screenplay for “The Last Days of Trump”, I wonder if anyone will have the courage to produce it. As well, I have several books “on the go” as I practice what I preach. I’m just waiting for the right inspiration to put the move on one of them.
What incredible answers book lovers! I loved reading Tom’s answers to my questions and I hope you did too book lovers! We are nearing the end of my author spotlight now but if you would like to know more about Tom and his work then please do browse the links below and be sure to have a read of the preview of Tom’s book, it is incredible and should not be missed!