Friday, July 31, 2009

Author Richard Palombi Announces Tour For Open The Door Richard, A Comedic Book For Baby Boomers

Author offers a hilarious look at teens coming of age in the 1950’s and 1960’s in Texas. Richard Palombi will be be on tour in Houston, Austin, Waco, Dallas, San Antonio, Temple and Killeen, Texas.

Author Richard Palombi has released his new book, Open The Door, Richard, a hilarious look at growing up in the 1950’s and 1960’s. He will be touring in cities in Texas and surrounding areas.

Written in the style of Dave Barry and other authors in the same vein, the book details Mr Palombi’s adventures with his siblings during the ‘Boomer formative years’. Mr. Palombi’s stories are related to court ordered psychologists, just after he is convicted of road rage some 40 years later. The book details these stories in a style that makes for entertaining reading.

“Growing up in the 1950’s,” stated Mr. Palombi, “with two brothers and a sister was no picnic. So what if my oldest brother John was a natural athlete and a bona fide genius? Take away his speed reading and the photographic memory and he was just another jock. Middle brother, Harry, on the other hand, was the rat of the family and a veritable thorn in my side. Judy idolized me--or so she said-- but that never stopped her from squealing on me. It was my beloved mother's bedtime stories, however, that were the cause of my many phobias.”

Baby Boomers in particular should enjoy the book. It’s a humorous look back at growing up in the fifties and sixties. “We didn’t need gangs back then,” stated Mr. Palombi, “we did enough damage with family and friends.”

“The book started out as a joke between my father and myself. I used to write routines for comedians back in the seventies. I later started a street ministry for at-risk teens and became involved in prison ministry. After that, I worked in numerous psychiatric facilities and treatment centers for alcohol and drug addiction. Throughout my career, I’ve been involved with a good many people from all walks of life. Regardless of the circumstances,however, my comedy edge remained sharp. I’d always planned to write again after retirement. Open The Door, Richard is the first of my efforts.”

Mr Palombi will be visiting book stores throughout Texas. The tour is slated for Houston, Austin, Waco, Dallas, San Antonio, Temple, Killeen and other cities in Texas.

Open The Door, Richard is available at the Stonegarden Publishing website at,, Barnes & and at most large Internet book retailers.

Richard Palombi
Open The Door Richard Publishing
ISBN 1-60076-126-7


Retired with five grandchildren, Richard Palombi wrote jokes and monologues for various stand-up comedians in the seventies and eighties. He later started a street ministry for at-risk teens in Houston, Texas and became involved in prison ministry.

He was also a chaplain at Harris County Jail until moving to Austin, where he worked in various psychiatric hospitals and alcohol and drug centers. He’s written three novels: Open the Door, Richard; Big Son ‘n Little Son; and The Geronimo Corndogs.

Richard Palombi
3851 Cottonwood Dr.,
Danville, CA 94506
(925) 984-7867