TOO LONG AGO:
A Childhood Memory.
A Vanished World.
A Family. A City. A Rust Belt Tale.
|“History Author Show” Podcast Debuts Video Documentary
Detailing David Pietrusza's New Memoir
"Too Long Ago: A Childhood Memory: A Vanished World."
iHeart Radio’s “History Author Show” has created a virtual documentary as part of host Dean Karayanis’ interview of
award-winning author David Pietrusza, concerning his new memoir, Too Long Ago: A Childhood Memoir. A Vanished
“What Dean’s created is really quite amazing,” said Pietrusza, “He’s gone far beyond the usual podcast experience,
which is purely audio, utilizing photos and home movies from my personal archives to create an hour-and-a-quarter
long, multi-media experience rivaling what many a network has produced. I think people will really enjoy it.”
Says Karayanis: Pietrusza “is such a fun guy to spend time with, and if I could introduce each of you to him personally
I would definitely do that. For now, this video and photographs and our interview, not to mention his book, are the
next best thing.”
Pietrusza has previously appeared on the “History Author Show” discussing his books, Rothstein, 1920, TR’s Last
War, and 1932.
The video may be viewed on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vtEekNeOFQ.
The audio version, as well as other “History Author Show” podcasts, are available on the iHeartRadio Channel,
iTunes, Spreaker, Android, Google Play, and wherever fine on-demand podcasts are found (see below).
Audio of the show may be downloaded at:
Too Long Ago chronicles Pietrusza’s life growing up in the 1950’s and 1960’s in a working class, ethnic atmosphere
as his home town of Amsterdam, NY faced post-war economic challenges.
BookLife has praised the book as "rollicking ... sardonic charm ... imaginative prose .... self-deprecating humor ...
Pietrusza’s story-telling skills carry the day. Anyone who has ever thought longingly about days gone by in picture-
perfect small towns will devour these enjoyable reminiscences."
Other praise for Too Long Ago includes:
• “terrific . . . I found myself . . . laughing out loud numerous times . . . amazingly good . . .”
—Matt Lewis, Sr. Columnist at The Daily Beast, Political Commentator at CNN
• “Delightful, sweet and funny.”—Bob Bellafiore, Political Commentator; Former Press Secretary, New York
Governor, George E. Pataki
• “a colorful, poignant memoir of a time and place as much as it is a man’s life. The author shares anecdotes
about immigration, culture, and community that will inform, inspire, and entertain. For readers who like slice-of-
life memoirs that are as rowdy as they are touching.”—IndieReader.com
• “poignant and fascinating”—Schenectady Gazette
Pietrusza has been called "the undisputed champion of chronicling American Presidential campaigns.” His books
include studies of the 1920, 1932, 1948, and 1960 presidential elections and biographies of Theodore Roosevelt
(Independent Publisher Book Awards Silver Medal, US History), gambler Arnold Rothstein (Edgar Award finalist) and
Baseball Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis (Casey Award winner).
Pietrusza has also appeared on C-SPAN, NPR, MSNBC, The Voice of America,The History Channel, AMC, and
ESPN. He has spoken at the JFK, FDR, Truman, and Coolidge presidential libraries, the National Baseball Hall of
Fame, and various universities and festivals.
Too Long Ago is available in multiple formats (hardcover, softcover, ebook) on the amazon and Barnes and Noble
Links to the podcast:
To learn more about the “History Author Show” visit: https://historyauthor.com.
To learn more about David Pietrusza visit: www.david pietrusza.com.