A New Book by an Italifornian
The Classroom of Life by Dr. Tony Cedolini was published on May 28th, 2021. It took 53 years to collect a compendium of useful knowledge from many diverse gurus and sages of the past. Whether you’re a child, young adult, parent or grandparent, this book will assist you in navigating the adversities of life’s journey through lessons, inspirational stories, humor, memorabilia and wisdom gathered from the sages of time immemorial. It is the author’s hope that this knowledge will help expedite life’s treacherous journey.
Intended for the general reading audience, it identifies life's obstacles, providing strategies to successfully navigate life's adversities. The reader will discover new understandings as well as viable and proven techniques to help deal with: stress, melancholy, adolescence, letting go of past events, addictions and fears. It also addresses parenting, age, anger, coping with difficult people and the myriad of other obstacles and problems one faces daily.
Besides the many cogent quotes and righteous morals found throughout this treatise, the author conveys two very critical messages to his readers:
“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant”
- Robert Louis Stevenson
“We must learn to live together as brothers and sisters or perish together as fools.”
- Martin Luther King Jr.
The Classroom of Life has already received excellent acknowledgments. The following are excerpts from some of the recent 5-star reviews:
"Author Anthony J. Cedolini has crafted a highly relatable work of memoir and advice with plenty of sage guidance, pathos, humor and heart to offer its readers...I found particularly impressive about this piece was its overall style and attitude into which Dr. Cedolini certainly pours his heart and soul. The narration is so honest and gentle that it feels like you’re getting every story from a wise old friend." (K.C. Finn)
“This book is one of the best things I have read about life, growth, and facing challenging moments and its title is as apt as the content is inspiring." (Christian Sia)
“It is filled with metaphors and allegories, and I particularly enjoyed how Dr. Cedolini writes about the road trips of life. It is insightful, inspiring, and filled with wisdom.” (Divine Sape)
“The Classroom of Life” is truly a virtual classroom worth attending, especially when you are having trouble navigating the school of hard knocks.....When Cedolini writes that problems are ubiquitous, it reminds me of Isaac Bashevis Singer when he wrote that basic human problems are eternal." (Vincent Dublado)
"Readers will find inspiring stories, quotes from some of the influential personalities who have walked the same or similar paths, and his own personal thoughts. This book contains the wisdom designed for use in different situations, and provides insight that readers will need in various moments and situations in life….it has words of comfort and insight that offer a new perspective, and wisdom….This book is a wonderful gift that provides succinct and meaningful answers to questions on love and happiness, the meaning of life, inner peace and freedom, understanding pleasures, and a lot more. It is composed in elegant prose."(Grace Masso)
“The Classroom of Life” is filled with the author’s thoughtful and heartfelt reflections on what makes a rich and fulfilling life. He guides young adults navigating life’s journey through a collection of treasured lessons learned, inspirational stories, and wisdom gathered from mentors. The author shares what is important to a meaningful life, how to harness personal power, and strategies needed to achieve personal fulfillment”--Judith Minium, School Psychologist
“The Classroom of Life is an illuminating and informative self help book that delivers sagely advice coupled with candid and grounded life lessons. The profound lessons conveyed within Anthony Cedolini’s book will appeal to young adult readers, or anyone that finds themselves facing the many obstacles that life throws at them. I found this book to be intellectually invigorating because it is filled with wisdom, not only from the author, but also from venerated people throughout time. Their wise quotes are delivered in bite sizes and with context so that young adults will be able to understand and apply those quotes and information to their own lives, which I think is vital for young people. Telling people what they should and shouldn’t do only serves as an abstract lesson, Anthony Cedolini is able to deliver thoughtful and practical advice that is actionable. What I appreciated most about this motivational guide is that the information is delivered colloquially with understanding and care, making everything very easy to take in and understand. This could have easily been a dry discourse on life, but Anthony Cedolini’s writing instead shares meaningful life lessons in an engaging and satisfying way. This is an educational book that is bursting with poignant and stirring anecdotes and filled with wonderfully detailed observations on life. Anthony Cedolini translates his life experiences into conversational yet captivating prose. The Classroom of Life is written with a precision and depth of understanding that is often lacking in other self helps books. Readers are given personal glimpses into Anthony Cedolini life that serve to deliver various and thoughtful lessons. We’re given useful tips that readers will be able to implement in their own life; for example, creating a family creed. The Classroom of Life is an inspirational and deeply thoughtful book that has the potential to change your life for the better.” - Literary Titan, July 23
— Article by Dr. Tony Cedolini