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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: Aug.13.2018 | 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: Aug.06.2018 | CATEGORY: My Books

The kind of love story you don’t see anymore. 80 Years compressed into 60-seconds. Enjoy.

We live in a world of soundbites. Everybody wants you to get to the point in the least possible time. The above video was meant to give prospective readers a brief, but substantive peek under the tent. Alas, Save the Last Dance is not for everybody. It’s meant for the reader who believes... Learn More

DATE: Jul.30.2018 | CATEGORY: My Books

A heart-warming love story about two soulmates, who survived broken promises and shattered dreams.

Fanny and Charlie, best friends for life. LITTLE ITALY, NEW YORK CITY. 1912. “Watcha doing, Charlie? asked the beautiful, 7-year old young girl with long brown curls peeking out of her straw hat. “I’m making you a picture, Fanny,” replied the handsome 8-year old man with drawing a boat in New York Harbor on the... Learn More

DATE: Jul.23.2018 | CATEGORY: My Books

Sometimes, fiction mirrors life.

People always ask, how do you find your stories? The answer? The story is either something I feel passionate about or with which I some direct or indirect connection. Save the Last Dance, which critics call, “a perfectly crafted ode to love” is such a book. On a cursory level, it’s a bittersweet love... Learn More

DATE: Jul.16.2018 | CATEGORY: My Books

What readers are saying about
Call Sign, White Lily

“Deeply recommended to anyone who cares about justice, freedom, and the gifts God has given women.” _____ The life story of a woman who most people have never heard of will keep you turning pages.” “One of my all-time favorite books.” _____ “Written in a way I felt I was there. Learned so much about this tragic... Learn More

DATE: Jul.09.2018 | CATEGORY: My Books, My Life

I colluded with the Russians!

Ten years ago, I became fascinated by the random lore surrounding Lilia Litvyak, a soft-spoken Moscow teenager, who somehow became the world’s first female fighter-pilot and Adolph Hitler’s worst public relations nightmare, at the age of 19. I also realized because Lilia was Russian and perished in aerial combat some 70 years prior,... Learn More

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: Jun.25.2018 | 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: Jun.18.2018 | 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: Jun.11.2018 | CATEGORY: My Books, My Life