Culpepper, VA Author Publishes Memoir

December 07, 2016 (PRLEAP.COM) Entertainment News
December 7, 2016 - Frog Tongues and Other Recollections of an Old Patriarch, a new book by Michael Toia, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

Frog Tongues and Other Recollections of an Old Patriarch by Michael Toia is an engaging memoir. From time to time the author shared some of his most memorable and humorous anecdotes with his daughters when they were growing up. Once they reached adulthood and moved away, they were missing this connection with their father and suggested he set them down on paper, not only for them, but for future generations. Their request was the catalyst for this book.

This is a collection of independent readings containing a few short tales with anecdotes taken from his life experiences… some humorous, some thoughtful, some instructive, and some of love. While you may be able to identify with some of these remembrances, there are quite a few that will definitely surprise and delight you, so relax and enjoy.

About the Author:
Born, raised, and educated during the heyday of "big steel" in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Michael Toia and his wife, Joyce, now reside in Culpeper County, Virginia, in a house where the message, "An Old Bear Lives Here with His Honey," is displayed at the threshold.

Michael developed an early interest in technical matters and obtained an amateur radio license as a young teenager. Friends still catch him "on the air" as K3MT. A career path led him through various engineering and managerial positions with the US government, academia, and industry.

His favorite pastimes involve spending time with his wife and daughters, listening to music, and studying math and physics.

Frog Tongues and Other Recollections of an Old Patriarch is a 244-page paperback with a retail price of $17.00. The ISBN is 978-1-4809-3214-2. It was published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For more information, or to request a review copy, please go to our virtual pressroom at or our online bookstore at

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