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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: 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

God never gives people more challenges than they can handle.

  God gives a humble, ordinary man named Arthur Mercado a bunch of “little” tests: including 51 heart procedures, 32 stents, 36 cancer treatments, a five-bypass, 2 outer-body experiences, and advanced Parkinson's, among others. Arthur passes every test with a smile and a wink, comforted by the belief that God will never give him... Learn More

DATE: Mar.11.2019 | CATEGORY: My Books

Welcome to a side of Wall Street you never see in the headlines.

  Sandra Martini thinks she has it all: a storybook marriage, a loving family, a successful career in healthcare, and lots of corporate perks. When husband Victor meets Franklin Ryman, seemingly success Wall Street rainmaker, all that changes abruptly…and not for the better. The morally bankrupt Ryman guarantees Victor no experience is necessary... Learn More

DATE: Mar.04.2019 | CATEGORY: My Books

The world’s two most controversial leaders attempt to solve all of the world’s most pressing problems.

  Imagine Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin holding a series of top-secret meetings, absent of cumbersome staff, unqualified translators, superfluous press conferences, and the FBI and KGB. Imagine the men sharing a Papa John’s pepperoni pizza with extra cheese as they negotiate nuclear arms reductions on Putin’s presidential plane, idling on an isolated Alaskan... Learn More

DATE: Feb.25.2019 | CATEGORY: My Books

One American photojournalist discovers ordinary Russians and Americans are not very different.

  For as long as I can remember, this kid from Manhattan with absolutely no Russian ancestry was told, "Russia is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma." So for whatever reason, I decided to take my photojournalistic skills on an unescorted seven-day trip to Moscow and St. Petersburg, arguably the historical and... Learn More

DATE: Feb.18.2019 | CATEGORY: My Books