“Miracles and monsters abound in Anthony Martignetti’s memoir Lunatic Heroes...Beautifully, honestly, sometimes fiercely told, these memoirs are, like Martignetti himself, unique.”
“Thoughtfully described, heartbreakingly honest...a powerful piece of writing and of inner observation and, of course, redemption.”
Jack Kornfield, PhD
Dark, comic, raw, disturbing, and often redemptive, these tales take us from the 1950s to the present, along with a repeating cast of heroes and lunatics. These characters span the breadth and depths of human qualities and capacities. The same person, in one story, may materialize as a hero and a god, and in another, as a lunatic and a demon. While the author roughs up the people in his stories with the hand of terror, he simultaneously views them with the eyes of love.
Martignetti spares no on, and to his credit, particularly not himself. For one who confesses so much fear, he is fearlessly self-revealing.
After reading this collection of memoirs, you will come to know these characters and the author intimately. Not that you’d want to, it’s just the way things will turn out.
C. Anthony will be in conversation with Amanda Palmer. Yep, that Amanda Palmer.