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Straight from my mind to your screen—here’s a collection of my thoughts, from the heartfelt to the odd, and everything in between.



I Colluded with the Russians.
Again, Again, and Again.

Ten years ago, life took an unexpected turn. I rather accidentally discovered that the world’s first fighter-pilot was a teenage girl named Lilia Litvyak from Moscow. After some secondary research, I realized her short life was an epic story of one woman’s accomplishments in a male-dominated society. Three years, four trips, and hundreds... Learn More

What do The Salad Oil King and Warren Buffet have in common?

Tino De Angelis (l) , AKA The Salad Oil King and zillionaire Warren Buffet (r) in their respective offices. THE ANSWER? They both made a killing with The American Express Company. But there was a DIFFERENCE… Tino built a $13 billion pre-internet scam that brought down two blueblood brokerages and halted trading on the... Learn More

DATE: May.06.2019 | CATEGORY: My Books

A Writer’s Life. Mistakes I’ve Made Along the Way.

My story is the same as so many authors, and yet quite different since I didn’t complete my first book until the age of 61. It’s ten years later, and I think I’ve learned a thing or two along the way, that might be worth a read. No. 1: KNOW WHO YOU ARE. When... Learn More

DATE: May.05.2019 | CATEGORY: My Books, My Life

First, the Godfather. Then, Wall Street. Now, The Salad Oil King.

“Fonso” Gravenese was Vito Corleone plus Gordon Gekko on steroids.  Unscrupulous yet loyal.  Violent yet romantic.  Greedy yet benevolent. An unassuming, bespeckled, high school dropout who swindles the U.S. Government and Wall Street to the tune of $13 billion. Based on real life events, read how Fonso graduates from childhood pranks to stealing millions of dollars of... Learn More

DATE: Apr.29.2019 | CATEGORY: My Books

What do The Salad Oil King and Wall Street’s Gordon Gekko have in common?

Tino De Angelis (l) , AKA The Salad Oil King, and zillionaire Gordon Gekko (r) explain their respective investment strategies. THE ANSWER? Both men used inventive schemes to amass billions on the various stock exchanges. But there were differences… Gekko was a sophisticated, educated Wall Street inspired by real people and real events. Insider information... Learn More

DATE: Apr.22.2019 | CATEGORY: My Books

What do The Salad Oil King and Robin Hood have in common?

Tino De Angelis (l) , AKA The Salad Oil King and the legendary Robin Hood (r) at their place of business THE ANSWER? The both robbed from the rich and gave to the poor. But there were distinct differences between the two men… There are no Robin Hood corporate books that recorded Robin’s gifting. So,... Learn More

DATE: Apr.15.2019 | CATEGORY: My Books

Robin Hood stole from the rich, gave to the poor….

The Salad Oil King stole from the Government, gave to the kids….

The Salad Oil King loved to help kids ride bikes as much as he loved scamming the US government The legend of Robin Hood is well-know the world over. Although, it remains unclear whether Robin really existed—and, if he did, did he take “anything off the top for operating expenses.” By contrast, almost... Learn More

DATE: Apr.08.2019 | CATEGORY: My Books, My Life

First, the Godfather. Then, Wall Street.
Now, The Salad Oil King.

Were you conflicted by Vito Corleone’s utter lack of morality and unequivocal love of family in Mario Puzo’s THE GODFATHER? Were you confused by Gordon Gekko’s voracious appetite for greed and perverted sense of loyalty in Oliver’s Stone’s WALL STREET? Then Fonso Gravenese’s amoral ethical code and romantic spontaneity will make your head... Learn More

DATE: Apr.01.2019 | CATEGORY: My Books

High school dropout swindles Wall Street Blue Bloods for $13 billion.

Anthony “Tino” DeAngelis, AKA The Salad Oil King, pleads case. Gets 7 years in jail, with two off for teaching Bible classes. One of America’s greatest pre-internet scam artists has disappeared off the American crime scene until now! Life started simple enough for pudgy little Tino. He rubbed olive oil on his yo-yo-strings... Learn More

DATE: Mar.25.2019 | CATEGORY: My Books, My Life

If it wasn’t for Tino, there might not be a Warren.

Salad Oil King, Tino De Angelis, and zillionaire Warren Buffet, pose in their offices respective offices. Most everybody agrees Warren Buffet is the world’s most intelligent and successful investor. Ironically, the source of Buffet’s initial fortune was compliments of a high-school drop-out, Anthony “Tino” DeAngelis, nicknamed the SALAD OIL KING. As... Learn More

DATE: Mar.18.2019 | CATEGORY: My Books, My Life