First Book report
Living, Loving & Learning
Leo Buscaglia was born in Los Angeles on March 31sr 1924 he was the youngest of four children of Italian immigrants and raised Roman Catholic. He spent his early childhood in Aosta, Italy. He usually spoke of his childhood experiences in his books work. He Graduated high school at Theodore Roosevelt High School, Leo then served in the U.S. Navy in World War II, Using the benefits of the G. I. Bill he was able to go to the private University of Southern California after the war and graduated with his three degrees from there (BA, MA, PHD). He eventually became faculty and begun a class called “Love 1A” in the late 1960s. He prepared a talk for educational conferences based on these sessions, which he wanted to call simply "Love". Buscaglia became a popular educational conference presenter and then went on to national television on PBS in the 1980’s. Over eleven million copies of his books had been purchased in the U.S. by the time of his death by heart attack in 1998. The study of love brought him to the study of life. Leo Buscaglia is a PHD holder who has taught classes and spoken at conferences on many occasions. While teaching at USC, a student of his, which he was fond of, committed suicide. This led to the creation of his class Love 1A. The success of the class brought about His books, which were also very successful. At one time five of his books were on The New York Times Best Sellers List simultaneously. Numerous of his recorded and televised lectures are still available through PBS. Some of Leo Buscaglia’s works include “The Disabled and Their Parents” which creates awareness of the desperate needs that disabled people and their families have, “Papa, My Father” this book basically showed the importance of the father in a family and encourages appreciation for the things fathers do. Amongst others was Loving Each Other, Bus 9 to Paradise, Personhood,...
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