Bustin' Outta Brooklyn
When author Francis Chester-Cestari was born, his mother's friend proudly held him up and proclaimed, "This day a farmer has been born." But as Chester-Cestari grew older, he realized that Brooklyn, New York, was not conducive to farming; he dreamed of the day he could break out and be free to farm. In this memoir, Chester-Cestari narrates a story of faith, hope, and determination. Bustin' Outta Brooklyn traces his family's Italian roots, follows his path through a succession of Catholic schools, and details his entrepreneurial efforts beginning at age ten when he started his own farming business. Bustin' Outta Brooklyn provides colorful insight into Chester-Cestari's life as he struggled to do the right thing while growing his business as a shepherd with Cestari farms and wool mill owner and through a fifty-year career as an attorney. This memoir illustrates that through hard work, dedication, and resolve, anyone can indeed achieve life's dreams.