Sylvester Stallone: I Made It! Your Turn Now

You look at his movies, you see the strong and successful Rocky Balboa and Rambo... Sylvester Stallone, Sly to all his friends, went through truly tough times during all his youth. Physical problems, family abuses, and so on. Learn how he made it and start believing you can too!

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About Riccardo Lo Faro

Born in Rome, Italy, and having studied at both Italian and American universities, Riccardo Lo Faro is a biographer and ghost-writer based in New York, with clients in the US, Europe and other countries. His previous work experiences have brought him to Australia, with Sea World Australia; South Africa, with Ladbroke PLC - Hilton Hotels International; Italy, with Veio Country Club of Roma and with Hotel Mirage in Cortina d'Ampezzo.

He was the New York correspondent for the international culture magazine ‘NewYorkCityV,’ which is published in the US (New York) and in Italy, as well as distributed on Delta Airlines flights. Since 2004 he has been the editor-in chief of “Convivial Spirit', in New York, the official publication of the New York Delegation of Accademia Italiana della Cucina – an Italian government's cultural institution with delegations in all of Italy’s regions as well as all major foreign cities.

As a writer and journalist, he is member of the United States' Department of State Foreign Press Center, and member of the Italian Association of Journalists. He is the author of books, memorials, articles and other editorial and web contents, working mostly anonymously in the employ of private clients and companies, while maintaining various collaborations with journalistic and cultural titles.

Together with Alessia Pertosa, in 2011 he founded the PrimiDieci Society developing a series of annual cultural and editorial initiatives, such as "PrimiDieci-Books" (USA and UK) and the PrimiDieci Awards (New York and London).

Riccardo has published some 60 biographies to date related to the PrimiDieci book series, among which are: Dante Ferretti – Production Designer, Academy’s Oscar Award Winner; Antonio Pappano -Orchestra Director, The Royal Opera House and Musical Director at Accademia di Santa Cecilia; Giorgio Moroder – Music Producer and Composer, Academy’s Oscar Award Winner; Sylvester Stallone – Actor and Film Producer; Matilda R. Cuomo – frmr. New York State First Lady; Federico Faggin, Physician and Entrepreneur; Frank Serpico – NYPD Detective (retired); Frank Mancuso – President and CEO (retired) of Paramount Pictures and MGM Studios.
More books and editorial works in the USA, Italy and northern Europe, Australia also include:
- “La Terra dei Giauli” - Italy, 2012: fantasy story for an Italian client in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy (endorsed by the UNESCO).
- “Volti di New York” – Aletti Editore (Italy)
- “PrimiDieci – USA” – New York, 2013; New York 2014; New York 2016 – endorsed by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and by the Mayor of New York.
- “PrimiDieci – UK” – London, 2016, endorsed by the Italian Embassy in London.
- "PrimiDieci-Under40" - New York, 2013; New York 2014 - endorsed by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and by the Mayor of New York.

Riccardo is father to three children. He currently lives in Manhattan, New York, where he works as biographer, ghostwriter and journalist, also in charge of the PrimiDieci Society.

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