Audio CD from Brooklynmonk, Antonio Graceffo
The wisdom of Shaolin Temple monks and years of adventures in the deserts and mountains of South East Asia culminate in this motivational message which will help you to discover your own path. In fact, you are on it already. (Spoken word)tracks
Before September 11th, Antonio Graceffo was a successful investment banker working on Wall Street. In 2001 he left behind the world of high finance and to pursue a childhood dream – the life of a full-time adventurer and writer.
Originally from New York City, Antonio speaks Chinese, Khmer, French, German, Spanish, Italian, and Thai. He holds diplomas from universities in the US, Germany, and England. He has studied and competed in martial arts and boxing for over twenty-five years, and has studied at the Shaolin Temple, in Mainland China and a Muay Thai (boxing) temple, in Thailand. He has just finished a contract in Cambodia, where he was writing adventure books, staring in Kung Fu films, and boxing professionally. He is now in Korea, studying martial arts and preparing to enter a PHD program.
He is fluent in Mandarin Chinese, Khmer, German, Spanish, Italian, Korean, and of course, Brooklyn English! He traveled extensively in his youth, being educated in Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Antonio studied at Tennessee State University; University of Mainz, Germany; Trinity College, England; Heriot Watt University, Scotland; Universidad Latina, Costa Rica, and The Taipei Language Institute, Taiwan. He spent nearly seven years in the US Merchant Marines and US Army NG. He is also an Advanced Toastmaster (Silver) in Toastmasters, Intl.
Antonio’s writing has appeared in: Bangkok Post, Hong Kong Saturday Morning Standard, Farang, West East fashion, Escape Artist, Travelers Impressions, Travel UK, Kung Fu Magazine, Black belt Magazine, The World and I, and Off Beat Travel. He has written a number of adventure travel books, which are available on http://www.amazon.com.
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Antonio’s stories make me want to travel with him.
author: Steve McCrea
This particular CD is EXACTLY what I wish a book in middle school could be. This CD would get reluctant readers in 7th grade to dream about traveling. I can’t say enough about the adventure and spirit of curiosity that flows in this fluid style of reading and writing. I look forward to sharing these audio stories with my classes of students. I’m a reading teacher, and it’s time for audio books with…Antonio!