"Every December, the gaps close between us all; individuals, families, groups, communities, cities, states, provinces, nations, cultures, and religions. We are kinder to each other. We listen to those who are not heard, speak to those who are ignored and care about those who are disregarded. We reach out to those who are unreachable, play with those who work too hard, and laugh with those who shed too many tears. We make angels in the snow or buy our true love their favorite perfume or cologne. We give to those who sometimes only know how to take and keep, offer peace where there is unrest, and so on and so forth and so good. These are the personal things and intimate moments from which holiday memories spring - and just a few examples of the December discernments to behold in this book."
Advance Praise for The 12 Best Secrets of Christmas
"Herbie J Pilato has prepared for us this delicious feast of Christmas Secrets, which he serves with love. Spend the holidays with this delightful book. It will warm your heart."
-Richard Thomas (Actor, The Waltons, The Christmas Box,
Christmas vs. The Walters)
"With each nostalgic turn of the page, Herbie J Pilato's 12 Best Secrets of Christmas is written for everyone and is very relatable as the youthful Christmases we had or the ones we wished for. I found it inspirational, comforting and full of joy."
-Barry Williams (Actor, A Very Brady Christmas,
Blending Christmas/Author, Growing Up Brady)
"Einstein suggested to 'make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.' With The 12 Best Secrets of Christmas, Herbie J Pilato has done just that, artfully transforming his early experiences into heartfelt, warm, and enduring life lessons. In the guise of a seasonal offering and gleaned from his Christmas past, Pilato has distilled his introspections into a portable, poignant and insightful memoir, a wise and timeless gem of a little book. With this, as with his other work, Herbie J Pilato has again proved himself to be an American Original."
-Ed Spielman (Creator, Kung Fu, The Young Riders,
among other Emmy-winning TV classics)