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Fred Berri was born in the Bronx, New York. After many years, his family moved to Yonkers, New York where he finished high school. After graduation, he relocated back to the Bronx with his mother and brother to an area called ‘Little Italy’ within the section known as Fordham.
Berri married his high school sweetheart, Louisa, aka Lola, and together raised their children.
Early on, he worked various jobs from shining shoes, grocer, butcher, and owning a lunch truck. At eighteen, he became licensed as a Real Estate sales person and insurance agent. Within time he started a successful contract cleaning janitorial service employing over 100 individuals. Berri sold his business relocating to Florida and graduated Columbia State University with an online degree. He became a banking specialist licensed to offer annuities, mutual funds, and equities with one of the largest banking institutions in the nation. Retired now, he enjoys writing and spending time with his grandson, Carmelo.
Mr. Berri has volunteered teaching “Junior Achievement” within the Florida public school district. In addition, he headed a volunteer program to read to young children, grades 1-2-3. Berri has also done public speaking and has had the opportunity to be in TV commercials, including voice overs. Berri has also created the website:retirementusa.com.
Berri began writing while working full-time, but had his first novel published after retirement.
He believes the mind can imagine and create what you let it. An example he uses is the children’s story we are all familiar with–‘Humpty Dumpty.’ Berri claims he was pushed!
- “Twist, turn and bend the truth. Now it’s fiction.” © –fred berri
- “Great books are weighed and measured by their style and matter, and not the trimmings and shading of their grammar.”– Mark Twain
- “Sometimes it’s the very people who no one imagines anything of, who do the things no one can imagine.”– Movie…The Imitation Game used by character Christopher Morcom
- “Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.”– Allen Saunders, Reader’s Digest, January, 1957, section: “Quotable Quotes.”
- “We are all worms. But I believe that I am a glow-worm.”–Winston Churchill
- “I speak what I have composed concerning the King. My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.”–Psalms 45:1
- “Humpty Dumpty was pushed.”–fred berri
- “The things that come into your life that you don’t chose, make you who you’ve become.”–fred berri
- “All the words I use in my stories can be found in the dictionary–it’s just a matter of arranging them into the right sentences.” — Somerset Maugham
- “Nothing is Impossible. The word itself says; “I’m Possible!”–Audrey Hepburn
- “Cogito, ergo sum” (“I think, therefore I am”) — René Descartes (1596 – 1650)
- “Life is a sum of all your choices” — Albert Camus, author, playwright, philosopher
- The Profession of book writing makes horse racing seem like a solid, stable business.” — John Steinbeck