Promise Me, a Memoir by Cav. Gilda Battaglia Rorro Baldassari

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Here you’ll find:

Name: Gail Costantini

I read “Gilda, Promise Me” very quickly, as I had difficulty putting it down once I started reading. It is beautifully written and you can feel Gilda speaking to you as you read. This book is informative, as well as heartwarming. It was fascinating to learn about the history of Italian Americans in the New Jersey and Pennsylvania area.  This book invokes many emotions as Gilda narrates the history of her life and her hard work to preserve Italian American heritage. The humor interspersed throughout the book was delightful! In conclusion, I would highly recommend “Gilda, Promise Me” for a wonderful literary experience!


Name: Linda Lucuski, PT, DPT
Comment: I much prefer reading over watching television and have read quite a few biographies.   I must say that your autobiography was the best I have read; you allow the reader to come into your heart and experience the good and “not so good” events in your life.  I think that I enjoyed it even more because I know you and in my limited contact with you, I have realized what a unique and wonderful person you are.

Thank you so much for sharing your life with me and the world via your book.


Name: Gillian Skeen-McKee
Comment: Bravo Gilda,
You have achieved all of our dreams. The book looks wonderful and I can’t wait to have a signed copy in my hands.


Name: Rodney Richards
Comment: Gilda, you could do a formal book presentation at one of our Monday Afternoon sessions at the Library.