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High School Dropout Turned Success Story Fights Big Pharma to Save Son’s Life

August 31, 2023 – If this book had been a novel, it would probably seem too unbelievable to work. But Flight of the Rondone (Skyhorse) is the real thing. A true “rags-to-riches” story — and much, much more.

PatZi interview - NEW CITY, A Story about Race Bating and Hope on the South Side of Chicago

August 17, 2023 – Patrick Girondi is a hero. When his son became ill with a genetic disease, and doctors offered no hope, he jumped into action. What he tackled was one of the most difficult subjects in the world: gene therapy.

Hope & Brotherhood Amidst Poverty & Injustice in Gritty Urban Novel

August 17, 2023 – From accomplished author, musician and modern-day Renaissance man Patrick Girondi, New City (Skyhorse) tells a compelling story of courage and resilience from a poverty-stricken neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago.

Author Patrick Girondi Tops Five Bestseller Lists with "New City"

July 28, 2023 – Patrick Girondi’s latest book “New City: A Story About Race-Baiting and Hope on the South Side of Chicago,” has struck many positive chords, nerves and notes. Skyhorse Publishing released “New City” in February, and in July it made the Amazon Bestseller List, capturing readers’ attention in multiple categories

Gritty, Eccentric Author/Singer/CEO Brings Fresh New Voice to the Literary Scene

July 26, 2023 –Patrick Girondi is not your typical author. Actually, he’s not your typical individual. A high school dropout originally from the South Side of Chicago, he is an Italian and American singer-songwriter, author, and pharmaceutical CEO.

Patrick Girondi, Bestselling Author, Signs First of its Kind, Historic Deal with Skyhorse Publishing

March 03, 2023 – America’s storyteller and bestselling author, Patrick Girondi, has signed a distinctive contract with Skyhorse Publishing Inc. Never done before, each of the three new books will contain both the novel followed by the screenplay, both written by Girondi.

P. G. Cuschieri To Write Screenplay For Wall Street Journal Bestselling Book “Flight of the Rondone”

February 21, 2023 – P.G. Cuschieri, of Joy Road Entertainment and writer/producer of the film Cut Throat City, has agreed to write the screen adaptation of Patrick Girondi‘s acclaimed novel, “Flight of the Rondone– High School Dropout VS Big Pharma: The Fight to Save My Son’s Life.”

Prominent producer to write screen adaptation of story on the fight against Thalassemia

February 08, 2023 – P.G. Cuschieri, of Joy Road Entertainment and writer/producer of the film Cut Throat City, has agreed to write the screen adaptation of Patrick Girondi’s acclaimed novel, “Flight of the Rondone – High School Dropout VS Big Pharma: The Fight to Save My Son’s Life.”

Chicagoan who invested in research to save children releases new book

February 05, 2023 – Patrick Girondi, who championed the fight to cure Thalassemia, a fatal blood disease that was found in his son, has published a book about the struggle called “Flight of the Rondone…

Patrick Girondi Responds to New York Times on the Corrupt Expenses of Gene Therapy

January 27, 2023 –In a recent New York Times article, the media outlet writes how “A wave of transformative but hugely expensive treatments is challenging the budgets of health systems in wealthy nations. Now countries with far fewer resources are wrestling with how to cover the therapies. Patrick Girondi responds with a TrialSite-exclusive publication. 

Patrick Girondi, Esteemed Gene Therapy Pioneer/Indy Music Artist, Examines the Costs of Medicine & the Debate Over Money

January 05, 2023 –Many in the pharmaceutical industry would publicly state that we should make gene therapy and other medicines more accessible to patients. 

Patrick Girondi, Acclaimed Gene Therapy Pioneer/Indy Music Artist, Chosen one of L.A.'s 100 Most Fascinating People 2022

December 8, 2022 – LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, Patrick Girondi, – “100 MOST FASCINATING PEOPLE IN LOS ANGELES – 2022”, according to Aurora DeRose, award coordinator for the Best of Los Angeles Award community…

EINPresswire: Bluebird Bio’s $2.8 Million Gene Therapy: Criminals in Healthcare

September 6, 2022 – The 1983 Orphan Drug Act revolutionized drug policy. Government incentives helped stimulate the approval of over 600 products for rare diseases; however, with sky-high prices, the diseases are still orphans.

Patrick Girondi’s Flight of the Rondone Just Released as Audiobook

August 11, 2022 – Patrick Girondi’s audiobook Flight of the Rondone, a #1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller, has just been released featuring the author’s own voice reading and his original music at the start of each chapter.

Review of Flight of the Rondone (onlinebookclub.com)

August 5, 2022 – Flight of the Rondone: High School Dropout VS Big Pharma: The Fight to Save My Son’s Life by Patrick Girondi is a non-fiction novel about the life of a street kid and school dropout who soared to great heights in the fight for his son’s life. As a child, Patrick was close to his merry grandfather, Santino.

Patrick Girondi’s, Lauded Gene Therapy Pioneer, Book 'Flight of the Rondone' Tops #1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller List

July 21, 2022 –  Patrick Girondi’s book Flight of the Rondone was featured as a #1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller List the first week of July 2022 in addition to reaching #1 on three Amazon bestseller lists; #1 on Barnes and Noble; and top 100 on USA Today.

Megan Euker, Acclaimed Project Manager, Wins Coveted Award SAN ROCCO THERAPEUTICS (SRT) Announces

July 15, 2022 – Megan Euker, acclaimed Project Manager, receives Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to Sicily for Work with SRTs’ Gene Therapy Development for Sickle Cell Disease and Beta Thalassemia. Fulbright alumni include 60 Nobel Prize laureates, 88 Pulitzer Prize recipients, and 39 who have served as a head of state or government.

Joy on Paper: Interview with Patrick Girondi

July 11, 2022 – This is one of the most amazing stories I have ever read. This is a book YOU should read because you never know what the future will bring.

BookReview ~ Flight of the Rondone by Patrick Girondi

June 12, 2022 – I’m sure most of us would agree that rags to riches stories are marvelous. The only problem is we’d love to be the ones telling the story…Until that happens we can read Girondi’s unusual tale. Growing up in a tough neighborhood, he quickly takes up less than desirable habits, and for the most part, walks away from each incident smelling like a rose.

Bloom TV (News Channel 8) Tampa interview with Gayle Guyardo

June 9, 2022 – Flight of the Rondone is a true rags to riches tale the New York Times stated is “meant for television.” The protagonist, a high school dropout, is nicknamed in Italian U Carneveil (Walking Circus) for his entertaining and eccentric nature.

Third Coast Review: Flight of the Rondone: High School Dropout vs. Big Pharma: The Fight to Save My Son’s Life, by Patrick Girondi

June 5, 2022 – Flight of the Rondone: High School Dropout vs. Big Pharma: The Fight To Save MySon’s Life (the memoir so meandering they named it thrice), by Patrick Girondi, …

The IMSS Hosts Author Patrick Girondi for a Book Release Reading and Signing of FLIGHT OF THE RONDONE

June 1, 2022 – The International Museum of Surgical Science (IMSS), a division of the International College of Surgeons in Chicago, is pleased to announce an author program with Patrick Girondi …

Authority Magazine: Author Patrick Girondi On Becoming Free From The Fear Of Failure

April 29, 2022 – Be tolerant of others. The most deplorable person has some goodness. When I was a kid, I robbed stuff from stores, bikes and eventually graduated to larger things. But I could never rob someone whom I perceived as being poor and often gave away much of my ill-gotten fruits by giving them to people who I thought were in need…

Altamura Live: The book by the altamurano Patrick Girondi, New York Times: "A story destined for television"

February 7, 2022 – Flight of the Rondone, a story by Patrick Girondi that talks about the difficulties and the love of a father towards his son. The New York Times reading the story called it “Destined for television” for the intensity, for the suffering and for the desire to react and find a solution, up to the final success.

Chicago Back of the Yards Journal Weekly: New Pat Finley Book Tells of Hard Life in Bridgeport

July 9, 1986 – Diamond in the Rough (published by Bari Press and distributed by Chicago Review Press, $14.95 hardcover) is a new novel written by 28-year-old Chicago millionaire Patrick M. Finley…

Chicago Sun-Times: Author Finds Solace in New Rolls-Royce

May 29, 1986 – You won’t find this story in Patrick Finley’s new book, Diamond in the Rough, the novel based on his own financially strapped childhood. After lecturing a Water Tower Place salesman that a $25 pair of sunglasses were “worth only $4,” Finley drove to Loeber Motors last Saturday and…


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