A comedy with real heart, the story of "Lenny" unfolds in a close-knit, very diverse Staten Island neighborhood, the home of many of America's newer immigrant citizens living along side lower income Caucasians. In this melting pot, almost everyone knows Lenny. They regard him as friendly, likable, "wouldn't hurt a flea." And above all, they respect Lenny's smarts; Lenny achieves great grades in school, and graduates college with high honors, earning a degree with two majors: math and accounting.
Yet Lenny has his own personal challenges; born into a family of hypochondriacs, small physique, lack of confidence as a kid, and little respect from his jealous grammar school classmates, who he still knows, and from the opposite sex. One would think this brainy little kid would be destined to conquer his personal problems and achieve unmatched success as an adult.
But bad luck follows Lenny like a menacing cloud when he graduates college during the dreaded recession of 2008 and can't find a job for nothin'. He joins the millions of struggling new college grads, and becomes hopelessly unemployed. The whole neighborhood is left shaking their heads in disappointment, especially when they see Lenny walk sadly by, struggling to eke out a living on the street, by offering his services as a tax accountant to anyone who would hire him.
And just when Lenny has absorbed the worst of his young life, he is informed that he has a fatal disease. This is where our story takes a surprising turn. Instead of giving up, and retreating from life, instead of hiding out in his room and waiting to die, this small stature of a man becomes bold, exceedingly bold. He amazes everyone with his determination to make a positive, real impact in this small community before his demise. Read what Lenny does; how he conquers his misfortune, how this terribly unlucky, beloved person becomes the hero of the neighborhood.
"Lenny" is written in a dialogue style for easy, enjoyable reading.