NEW YORK -- That holiest of Holy Grails is surely a provocative story well told. Well, here's a book so highly-charged that two days after issuing its review, the independent, professional review service, Kirkus Discoveries -- in a rare if not unique reversal of its longstanding policy -- agreed to withdraw that review and re-assign the book to its most senior reviewer. That reviewer went on to praise the author as a "skillful, at times beguiling writer" who "makes his readers feel his anguish and fear and the spiritual crisis they provoke." As for the story itself, the reviewer calls it a "troubling, absorbing memoir" and a "revealing confessional" which makes the author's crimes "a bit more understandable."
What is this book?
It is a memoir written by James Cornelio called Two To Six.
Mr. Cornelio spent over 20 years of his life as a corporate attorney in Manhattan. On December 12th, 2003, he was arrested and charged with crimes alleging child sexual abuse. Two To Six is his story of how he struggled to cope with those devastating charges. It begins when he receives a phone call from a woman claiming to be the mother of a teenage male prostitute. It ends when he hears the recording of a phone call used by the police to obtain his criminal indictment. In between, Mr. Cornelio seeks to uncover the truth about his crime, about his life, about himself. Only you can decide if he does so with the searing honesty such a quest demands. Or, more pointedly, whether you agree with the reviewer that the author, in this first-of-its-kind book, has undertaken a "journey into ... his soul."
To obtain a copy of the book or a podcast of Mr. Cornelio's recent appearance on Ron Reagan's talk radio show on AirAmerica (where the intensity of the interest led the show to hold Mr. Cornelio over an extra half-hour to answer listeners' questions) or to arrange an interview or simply learn the reason behind the unusual reversal by Kirkus Discoveries, please contact us at:
Karen Silk OR James Cornelio 860-868-0845/6916 860-868-3823 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Two To Six is available only at amazon.com and select bookstores.