About Tom Fitzgerald  
“Fitzgerald is that rarest of birds: a great writer and a great soul. He has summoned from unfathomable depths of despair an imagining of the greatest of Americans that is not only better than the original but also worthy of his own remarkable spirit.”

– Michael Zuckerman

TOM FITZGERALD led a Huckleberry Finn childhood on the St. Lawrence River before undertaking formal studies in physics, mathematics, law, industrial management, and English. He has served as a door-to-door salesman of home-study courses, a vocational counselor for adults and children with developmental disabilities, a stockbroker, the assistant to the president of a large health-care corporation, a lobbyist, a technical writer, and a corporate manager. In the latter two capacities, his employers have included AT&T Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies, NEC, IBM/Lotus Development, and Pfizer Pharmaceuticals.

Tom served as a Navy UDT/SEAL during the Vietnam era, and has swum several long distances, including across the eastern end of Lake Ontario, a distance greater than the English Channel. Once also an avid runner, Tom ran the Boston Marathon three times before a fall on black ice abruptly ended a life-long addiction to endorphins. He and his wife of 44 years, a marriage and family therapist, have three grown sons and three grandsons. They live in New England.

He is the author of three works of fiction: Chocolate Charlie (Warner Books, 1974), A Matter of Scents (Pyramid Books, 1974) and Chocolate Charlie Comes Home (Warner Books, 1978), as well as several works of nonfiction.

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Selected Best Radio Interviews
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December 13, 2012: WCAI-FM, Woods Hole, MA, NPR, Mindy Todd »

January 21, 2013: Interview with Allen Cardoza on LA Talk Radio "Answers 4 the Family Program"» This interview focuses on Benjamn Franklin and our own times.

January 20, 2013: Listen and/or download podcast with WBZ's Jordan Rich.» This interview focuses on the book.

February 23, 2013: Listen and/or download podcast on Dr. Zara's Circle of Change Radio Show.This interview focuses on the book.

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