About the Author:

Barry Damsky realized he needed an expressive outlet.

He had a lot of stories to tell after working at a major New York City theatrical agency, where he started in the mailroom, but left as a television agent placing major talent on programs such as The Today Show, The Tonight Show, and the Merv Griffin Show.

He then immersed himself for years in the life of a New York aspiring actor, before leaving for Los Angeles to continue pursuing it, only to end up opening his own theatrical agency.

Along the way he grabbed a yellow pad and started pouring out his thoughts and anecdotes. Years later, Barry submitted a couple of pieces to the Utica Observer-Dispatch, which published them. The Boonville Herald (established 1852 in the foothills of the Adirondacks) invited Barry to write an every-other-week column on whatever topic he chose, and these columns inspired him to write about life’s journey. He shares his unique perspective on the famous and not-so-famous people he met along the way.

The wide arc of Barry’s life is full of entertainment, in a literal sense, as he spent much of his career in television, radio and the performing arts. From running with the bulls in Pamplona to experiencing rejection as an actor in New York and Los Angeles, and as a country singer in Nashville, Barry’s engaging stories will leave you wanting more.

Barry Damsky is co-founder of the Carpenter & Damsky Advertising Agency, Utica, New York. His lifelong passion – in addition to writing – is singing and songwriting. He released his first CD, “We Declare,” in 2008.

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