Writer, journalist, experienced boxer, newlywed, father to be, and author of The Gloves: A Boxing Chronicle as well as his recent book The Last Bohemia:Scenes from the Life of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Robert Anasi was born, as he says, into a blue-collar Irish Catholic family, and has traveled a personal path from gentle and book-loving through disappointment and violence back to gentle, book-loving and loving.
I invite you to listen to Robert talk about growing up, relationship mishaps, his personal journey, his writing, views on a changing Brooklyn, his take on his own violent side and how boxing helped him control his darker impulses. And, his love letter? Well, he is, remember, an author who records place and event through personal views of those experiencing them, newly wed to an exceptional woman, and awaiting the birth of their first child. As love letters to unborn children are an art all their own and a definite record of place and time, we can only assume it will be a love letter of significant personal and historical importance down the line.