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Antonio Richardson

Antonio Richardson WINNER OF C&B BOOKS DISTRIBUTION 2005 MALE NON FICTION
AS HE SIGNS COPIES OF HIS POIGNANT MEMOIR THE TORCH CARRIER
AND HE DISCUSSES MATTERS OF THE HEART AS RECENTLY SEEN ON NBC'S TODAY SHOW ON MARCH 29TH 2006
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Antonio Richardson has worked the last 20 years in the Broadcast Industry. He began his career as a Broadcast System Design Engineer but after some restructuring within his company found himself in the operational end of the business. This change coincided with a major changes in his personal life. He and his wife Cynthia had just passed the remission stage of her bout with Breast Cancer and Antonio was returning to work after an extended absence due to a company strike. Antonio found himself financially and emotionally spent. It was during this period that Antonio turned to writing to get a grip on his life as a husband, father and possible widower that he found the inner calm of reflection and an old love for writing. So he continued to write over the next 15 years sharing his words with only a select few. After the death of his wife Cynthia writing became more of a means of survival and later the voice he used to articulate his emotions when he had to start his life anew. Thus leading him to The Torch Carrier a memoir which started out as a compilations of letters poems and sonnets which when strung together told the story and transformation of his life and battle of lost and found. Antonio continues to work in the television and has held various jobs. He is currently an Operation's Supervisor at NBC, Inc. for The Today Show with Katie Couric and Matt Lauer, The Weekend Today Show and on occasion Nightly News with Tom Brokaw. As his professional life became ever changing and exposing him more to the power of text so has his passion for writing, thus leading Antonio to consider writing as more than just a recreational or therapeutic aspect of his life.

He has maintained residence in Westchester County of New York just 15 miles north of Manhattan where he resides with his family. Still surrounded by his core of friends and extended family members who watch over him. His family has expanded by two and half with Nereida and her daughter Lyndsay and occasionally Taylor his granddaughter as Lamont, Curtis and Ashley have grown into normal young adults with all the angst that follow.

New Book Traverses Grief in Search of Hope
MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. People deal with grief in their own ways. For Antonio Richardson, the earth shattering loss of his wife left him with a void that he thought he could never fill. His new book, The Torch Carrier (A Poetic Saga of Love) (Now Available through Authorhouse), is a collection of poetic verse and prose that helped him navigate the grief of losing his wife.

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The Torch Carrier

The Torch Carrier
Author- Antonio Richardson
Retail Price: $17.95
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ISBN: 1410796973



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BOOK DESCRIPTION:
The Torch Carrier takes readers on a journey in search of hope and a happy ending. It details Richardson's struggle to help his wife Cynthia cope with her terminal bout with breast cancer, a feat further frustrated by their youth. Left alone after Cynthia's passing, he must come to terms with his grief so he can carry on and raise their three children.
Enveloped in warmth, sincerity and love, The Torch Carrier takes readers down the road from grief to hope. His poetry and prose create a unique memoir of a widowed man, detailing the long battle with his wife's cancer, his helplessness as she slips away and the void left by her death. Through his writing, he is able to begin to cope, but it is the strange, nightly visits Cynthia pays him in his dreams and in surreal encounters that help him through the ordeal. As he struggles to find hop, she nudges him toward the arms of another so he may find happiness. Eventually, he finds himself traversing the emotional landscape of widowhood and new love to discover hope in the face of an old friend, Nereida.
Deeply emotional and profoundly insightful, The Torch Carrier follows a man's grief toward hope, discovering strength and weakness along the way on a truly human journey.
Currently employed at NBC in the Electronic Journalism Department, Richardson lives just north of New York City. His family has grown from his three children to include Nereida, her daughter Lyndsay and his granddaughter Taylor on occasion. The Torch Carrier is his first published book.

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