Foreword Reviews

Half of What I Say Is Meaningless


2014 INDIES Finalist
Finalist, Essays (Adult Nonfiction)

HALF OF WHAT I SAY IS MEANINGLESS is a series of memoirs, set in Joseph Bathanti’s hometown of Pittsburgh as well as in his ultimate home in North Carolina where he landed in 1976 as a VISTA Volunteer assigned to the North Carolina Department of Correction. They form a seamless chronicle of contemplation on the indelible stamp of home, family, ancestry, and spirituality, regardless of locale and are written in a voice that is always elevated, though conversational and laced with poetry.