An Interview with Don Massenzio


Giselle readingBelieve me, this on-line interview was an interesting experience. It was done by an accomplished writer, Mr. Don Massenzio. He ‘invented’ a couple of very imaginative detectives for his first book, “Frankly Speaking” and, you guessed it, his book found readers who liked it so much that those two detectives are now appearing in a series. I have read “Frankly Speaking” and was amazed by the twists and turns of the story but especially impressed by Don’s knowledge of the intricacies of law and order, computers and people in high places. It felt as if he always consulted one of his detectives…and I forgot that HE was the writer!

Don sent me 20 questions to answer. You can find the interview by clicking on this linkhttps://donmassenzio.wordpress.com/2016/09/23/20-questions-with-giselle-roeder/

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Author: - there was so much I never talked about and now, that my memoir "We Don't Talk About That" is written I can't stop talking about it. And the reviews I get are awesome; so I think this book needed to be written. Interesting that I receive many e-mails from people who read the book and now tell me their similar stories... Did I open "a can of worms?" I think there are so many people who carry a heavy memory load and they do need to "unload". But interesting enough, even more people want to know MORE of my life and therefore I am working on a sequel.

4 thoughts on “An Interview with Don Massenzio

  1. Wow! What a fantastic interview. I knew you were accomplished, but I had no idea all you have achieved. To have come so far from such a painful and deprived background is beyond admirable. You are my hero. All I can think to say is “You Go Girl!” I’m so proud to be your friend.” Wish we had met earlier.

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    • Life shapes you. It rolls you around, pushes you over, batters you and almost kills you. You fall down – you get up. You do ‘good’ hoping it will give you Browny points and good karma. And you learn as you go along. You even learn that the “dog you feed is going to bite you” one day. You take responsibility and love and it never is enough. Yes, I was successful in business, achieved a lot but it seems that those closest to me are not happy with what I did. I worked hard to give them what I couldn’t have. Sometimes I felt like a potato I planted, it makes a number of new ones who suck it dry and then it rots. I am happy to see my new potatoes thrive. I gave them the ‘juice’ and always encouraged them to be the best they can be. Exactly what I tried for myself despite all obstacles along the way. I believed I had something to give so I gave, I loved and lost and started again. Now, in my ‘advanced’ years I think back – lick my wounds and ask myself where did I go wrong? Maybe I didn’t. Maybe success is not what counts. It takes two to tango and more for line dancing. I know one thing: If there is a heaven and I hope there is – I will have a place there.

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      • It saddens me to think that you believe you may have done ANYTHING wrong. You didn’t. You did what you did and gave what you gave, always out of love. If everything you did wasn’t always appreciated that is not your fault. It is the recipient’s fault. I’ve only known you a short while but of this I am certain: You have a huge and loving heart. You are not even the slightest malicious, underhanded or unprincipled. Your have made wonderful contributions during your lifetime; contributions that will last long after you are gone. You can stand straight and proud with your head held high, and to hell with those who don’t recognize that or appreciate you!

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