I paid significant attention to updating the NONFICTION section of my "Books for Boys" page recently. Check it out.

What the heck is this doing here?

This author sounds familiar
This author sounds familiar

Who wrote this book, and why?

Yes, yes, Jim Nicosia also wrote this book, but it's probably not for you.


Maybe in about 8 years, when you're in high school, you'll read a poem by this really good poet named Mark Strand.  And you'll find out he was one of the best poets of our time.  And then you'll want to read more about his poetry, because you'll want to understand it better.  And then you'll find out there's only one book that discusses all of his best poems.  And then you'll realize that book was written by one "James F. Nicosia."  And then you'll say, "That name sounds familiar."  And then one day, after you've bought that book, you'll be eating an ostrich burger and some peanut soup and suddenly it will come to you: "Hey, I wonder if James F. Nicosia is the same as Jim Nicosia."  And you won't really know for sure, because you'll have forgotten all about this page, but something about the book will tell you it is.


But you'll like that book anyway.

Flannery O'Connor,

one of Jim Nicosia's very favorite writers.