Masquerading Memoirs

by Lawrence Creegan



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/30/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 64
ISBN : 9781665710480
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 64
ISBN : 9781665710497

About the Book

I was born the fourth of four sons to my Irish school teaching parents who resided in Warwick, Rhode Island. Like many other kids, I was a handful for my parents, but I managed to graduate from Pilgrim High School in Warwick in 1973. I then enrolled in Johnson and Wales University in Providence in 1976 and graduated in 1978 with an associate degree in culinary arts. I only lasted about four years in the food industry as it mostly commands that you work on weekend nights and holidays. During my stint in the food industry I would hear from my friends “what a party you missed” or “what a concert you missed”. Needless to say, I got sick of hearing this so I took a carpenter apprentice job and ended up starting my own construction business as an independent home remodeler. That kept me happy and lasted 26 years until the banking crisis hit in 2008. As the economy hit bottom my phone quit ringing as everyone was afraid to spend any money. I then took a job with the state of Rhode Island working for a local university near my home. I have since retired, on my birthday of all days, in November of 2020. Now I just wait for the royalty checks to roll in.

This book is basically an autobiography starting with the continuation of my first book “Hi-Larry-ous Halloweens” which was published in 2004. I didn’t give up making costumes after 2004 so I created this book to give some insight to the “Hi-Larry-ous-Halloweens” fans I created after first book came out. Costumes make up the first half of the book and the rest are short stories of events that have happened to me over my lifetime. When I let some close friends read the prototype of this book most of them were laughing a page or two which makes me smile.

About the Author

The fourth son of Irish schoolteachers, Lawrence Creegan inherited his parents’ sense of whimsy and fun. He grew up in Warwick, Rhode Island where he graduated from high school in 1973.
Larry attended Johnson & Wales University, earning an Associate Degree in Culinary Arts in 1978. He began his many adventures after graduating, from snowbird treks at ski resorts around the country to balmy Florida winters. In 1982, he moved to Block Island for four long years on “the rock” where he cooked, tended bar and worked construction.
Larry wandered the country again and eventually settled on Rhode Island’s southern coast where he began a successful home remodeling business and chefs himself out when he needs a change in venue.
Larry is an avid fisherman, loves music, concerts and traveling. True to his New England roots, he is a diehard Red Sox, Patriot and PC Friar Basketball fan. Larry finds himself invited to many unusual parties because of his outrageous outfits – and because he always brings something really special to eat!
Larry is well known for always having a good joke to tell and has dedicated his life to making people laugh.
As his first book illustrates, Larry has also raised Halloween costuming to an art form.