Local writer releases book
YOUNGSTOWN -- At age 80, Michael Lacivita of Youngstown has had his first book published.
"Rag Man, Rag Man" (Pig Iron Press, $26.95 hardcover, $15.95 paperback) is a living history narrative culled from more than 100 essays Lacivita has written about what it was like growing up on Youngstown's East Side during the Great Depression, serving in the Navy during World War II and working for many years as a quality control management specialist and safety manager for several local manufacturing plants. Lacivita is an occasional columnist in The Vindicator.
The 262-page book is available at the Chirchiglia House of Music, 5450 Mahoning Ave., Austintown; Mill Creek Pharmacy, 1268 S. Schenley Ave., Youngstown; Fellows Riverside Gardens, Youngstown; Anzevino & amp; Sons, 201 Boardman-Canfield Road, Boardman; Jimmy's Italian Food Specialties, 3129 Belmont Ave., Youngstown; Barnes & amp; Noble Booksellers, 381 Boardman-Poland Road, Boardman; The Butler Institute of American Art, 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown; and at Pig Iron Press, 26 N. Phelps St., Youngstown. The book also is available through mail order. Call Pig Iron Press at (330) 747-6932 for more information.

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