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In-store Book Signing with Author Patrick Girondi for His New Book Flight of the Rondone | June 9th | 6pm Burr Ridge

June 9 @ 6:00 pm



June 9th | 6pm CST 

Flight of the Rondone | Patrick Girondi

Burr Ridge Village Center | Burr Ridge, IL



Flight of the RondoneFlight of the Rondone is a true rags to riches tale the New York Times stated is “meant for television.” The protagonist, a high school dropout, is nicknamed in Italian U Carneveil (Walking Circus) for his entertaining and eccentric nature.

Patrick Girondi starts his career shining shoes, stealing car parts, and escaping life-threatening situations while outwitting the Chicago police. He claws up to being a famous success story on the Oprah Show. His fortunes quickly change when his eldest son, Santino, is diagnosed with a fatal blood disease. Girondi hunts for a cure in a drama that has boundless implications in the world of gene therapy. As Girondi writes, “I’d been strangled, shot at, skated more than twenty arrests, made it through 3 FBI witch-hunts and went from the docks to trading and big money.

I would see my son cured. How hard could it be?” After decades of struggle, he delivered the world’s first commercial batch of vector with the potential to cure Sickle Cell Disease and Thalassemia. But again, the success of the cure–and the fate of his son–is imperiled, in a world of lab jackets, mysterious deaths, and cut-throat Wall Street banksters. This is a story of love, beating the odds, or as Girondi calls it, pure luck. It is a gritty and realistic tale told with little regard for empire or etiquette.  


PATRICK FINLEY GIRONDI, originally from the South Side of Chicago, is an Italian American singer-songwriter, author, and founder of San Rocco Therapeutics. Girondi has released five music albums and is the author of Diamond in the Rough. He has led his company, San Rocco Therapeutics, since 1993, with the mission to cure Sickle Cell Disease Thalassemia.


June 9
6:00 pm
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