Category Archives: Books

Reviews & features

August 27

“FRANK LEE A NOVEL” FRANKLY FANTASTICAL ADVENTURE: WE TALK WITH THE AUTHOR

Great end-of-summer beach reads are usually difficult to find however not this year.  Asbury Park resident Jeffery Seeds has published his first novel, a fantastical, honest around-the-world adventure aptly titled “Frank Lee a Novel.” Named an Amazon “Best Book So Far” earlier this month, “Frank Lee” is a 247-page ride that one reviewer called “’Forest […]

June 27

“MARRIAGE EQUALITY WILL HAPPEN IN OUR COUNTRY” NJ SENATOR LESNIAK (2010 INTERVIEW + UPDATE)

In this 2010 interview with New Jersey State Senator Raymond Lesniak, he speaks about why he is leading the fight for marriage equality here, and around the country. “Sometime within the next 10 years marriage equality will happen in our country. I would say potentially a lot sooner. Then people will say, “What was that all about… what was the big deal here?”…

November 11

BLACK BOX READING SERIES SALUTES VETERANS SUNDAY (11/16): SHORT STORIES ABOUT LIFE DURING WWII & NAZI OCCUPATION

Honoring 75 years since the beginning of World War II, the Black Box Theater of Asbury Park will feature the personal short stories by Wanamassa resident Sophie Stach Virgilio about life in Poland on Sunday (Nov. 16)…. READ MORE

October 02

ASBURY PARK IS SETTING FOR NEW MYSTERY / THRILLER BOOK, “ASBURY DARK”

Just in time for the spookiest season of the year, Ocean Grove resident Lisa Bonfitto has published “Asbury Dark” – a exciting thriller centered around Asbury Park and inspired by its unique history and characters…

August 28

HENRY VACCARO TALKS 30-YEAR FRIENDSHIP WITH JOHNNY CASH + ASBURY’S 1980’S HISTORY FROM THE MAN WHO LIVED IT

You have heard the rumors, now read the real story about Johnny Cash’s involvement with Asbury Park from his close friend Henry Vaccaro Sr….

July 03

“I DIDN’T WANT THE FUNNY STORIES TO BE FORGOTTEN”: OCEAN GROVE INN OWNERS PUBLISH MEMOIR

Ocean Grove inn owners have just independently published a insightful memoir “Spend a Night with Dick and Jane: It’s the Inn Thing to Do.” The paperback is a lighthearted look back at their years spent as Bed and Breakfast owners…

May 22

ONE WOMAN’S STORY TO HONOR LOST VETERANS: LIFE IN POLAND DURING NAZI OCCUPATION MAY NOT BE WHAT YOU THOUGHT

In honor of Memorial Day and the brave our country has lost while they selflessly fought for freedom around the world, this week I am turning my column over to my mom, Sophie Virgilio…

May 15

LOCAL IMAGES CELEBRATING ASBURY PARK SOUGHT FOR “LEGENDARY LOCALS” BOOK SERIES

A new book about Asbury Park legends is being written by city resident Tom Chesek and he is asking for your help in curating images for publication. Chesek, is actively seeking photographs and other materials regarding the many people to be profiled for this project.  Not only the famous figures, but the “everyday heroes or […]