The Boy Behind the China Cabinet – A Memoir About Addiction, Hollywood, Mother Teresa and Me
The Boy Behind the China Cabinet: a Memoir about Addiction, Hollywood, Mother Teresa and Me is the eclectic story of one man's coming to terms with himself. It is tragic, and at times hysterically funny, as the memoir recounts growing up in the Bronx in a large Catholic Italian family and living through his oldest brother's drug addiction. It is a story of self-discovery, as he leaves home to pursue an acting career in Hollywood. It is also a story of faith as he meets Mother Teresa, leaves Hollywood, and pursues the life of a missionary in one of the strictest orders of the Catholic Church. Filled with engaging stories about the Hollywood elite, Mother Teresa, struggles in the convent, and persevering in the face of adversity, this story shows how touching and sometimes shattering the journey to find yourself can be.
About Paul LaGreca (North Jersey Author)
Paul LaGreca is an American author, actor, and artist, born in the Bronx, New York in 1962. He appeared in major motion pictures, television series, and on the New York stage. He has worked with some of Hollywood's finest artists, including John Cassavetes, Alan Arkin, Sidney Lumet, and Harris Yulin.
His life shifted after meeting Mother Teresa of Calcutta, the now Saint Teresa of Calcutta. Leaving behind his acting career, Paul chose to pursue the life of a missionary in one of the strictest orders of the Catholic Church - The Missionaries of Charity. Eventually, not being able to sustain the rigidity of the order, Paul left the missionaries and returned to New York City.
While he still performs, his artistic endeavors have shifted to writing and painting. "The Boy Behind the China Cabinet: A Memoir about Addiction, Hollywood, Mother Teresa and Me" is his first book.