The Sidelines of Time

by Peter Siviglia



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/18/2017

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 120
ISBN : 9781480841383
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 120
ISBN : 9781480841390

About the Book

Peter Siviglia is a successful lawyer, possibly leaving readers wondering how he could be good at writing poetry. Well, during a career spanning more than half a century, he became an expert at observation, and through his observations of people and every-day life, he has produced a collection that sees through the veil of things we hide, penetrating the heart of humanity itself.

The Sidelines of Time has three parts: Poetry, “Recipes from the Top of the Food Chain”, and “Poetic Justice”. Part I touches upon those questions that haunt each of us. Siviglia has the unique ability, without fear or pretense, to say a great deal using few words, stunning imagery, sound, and engaging observations.

Part II comprises learning gleaned during that career of more than fifty years. Artfully honed aphorisms, hailed by James Geary, a best-selling author on the subject, teach what is most important in life and in work.

In Part III, the author becomes a player in a rough, darkly humorous exchange with a banker, jousting in the midst of a failed construction project.

What does this lawyer have to offer us? Plenty.

About the Author

Peter Siviglia was born in Brooklyn, New York, a long time ago. In his early years, he played ball games on the sidewalks and streets of Brooklyn. He now teaches these games to his grandchil­dren.

Peter received a BA from Williams College in 1961, an MA from Brown University in 1962, and a JD from Harvard University in 1965.

Since graduating from law school, he has practiced law in New York, representing entrepreneurs, banks and other business entities, both domestic and foreign, public and private, spanning the realm of commercial transactions and contracts.

Peter is the author of Thomson Reuters’ best selling work in the commercial field, Commercial Agreements - A Lawyer’s Guide to Drafting and Nego­tiating, and three other books: Exercises in Commercial Transactions, Caro­lina Academic Press, Writing Con­tracts: A Distinct Discipline, Carolina Academic Press, and Contracts and Negotiat­ing for the Business Person (You and Your Lawyer), Carolina Academic Press. He has also written numerous articles on writing contracts and other legal topics.

So what makes this turkey think he can write poetry?