I’m No Hemingway

In Uncategorized on August 23, 2013 at 11:29 pm


By Antonio Graceffo

Excerpt from my upcoming memoirs, “I’m No Hemingway”. “After drinking such an incredible quantity of other people’s liquor, a normal man would be unable to stand. But I stood, as my father had taught me, in the center of the horse track on race day, not caring if she looked at me or just drank more gin with Scott and Zelda. The old Indian, who carried my gun on hunting safari, spoke to me about fishing, in Spanish. But all of this, like women, was a mere distractions. The important thing was to be a man, a man’s-man’s man. And to this end I was holding a sword fish, while waiting my turn to step into the boxing ring.”

I believe I may have read too much Hemingway, also, most of this never happened to me.

Brooklyn Monk, Antonio Graceffo is a martial arts and adventure author living in Asia. He is the author of the books, “Warrior Odyssey’ and “The Monk from Brooklyn.” He is also the host of the web TV show, “Martial Arts Odyssey,” which traces his ongoing journey through Asia, learning martial arts in various countries.

Warrior Odyssey, the book chronicling Antonio Graceffo’s first six years in Asia is available at The book contains stories about the war in Burma and the Shan State Army. The book is available at

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