Joe Bruno


A Vietnam veteran in the United States Navy, Joseph J. Bruno started out in the newspaper business in the mid 1970's as a sports columnist for the New York Tribune. During the 70's and 80's, Bruno was an associate editor for Boxing Illustrated and monthly contributor to Ring Magazine.In 1986-1987, Bruno wrote a sports column for the Times Herald Record in Middletown, New York.

Bruno's articles have also appeared in Penthouse Magazine, Razor Magazine, Boxing Today, Boxing World, International Boxing Digest, Referee Magazine and Inside Boxing.

Bruno was elected Vice President of the Boxing Writers of America from 1982-86, and Vice President of the International Boxing Writers from 1980-89.

In 1986, Bruno received an award for Excellence in Boxing Journalism from Ring#8, and in 1987 the Best Boxing Writer Award from the American Association For the Improvement of Boxing.

From 1997-98 Bruno was sports director and host of "In the Know With Jolting Joe" on WQSA 1220 in Sarasota, Florida.

In 2000, Bruno's first novel Angel of Death was published by

Bruno's second novel "Find Big Fat Fanny Fast" was published in 2010.

Bruno's non-fiction book "Mobsters, Gangs, Crooks, and Other Creeps - Volume 1 - New York City" was published in June 2011.

"Mobsters, Gangs, Crooks, and Other Creeps - Volume 2 - New York City" was published in December 2011.

"Mobsters, Gangs, Crooks, and Other Creeps - Volume 3 - New York City" was published in March 2012.

All three "Mobster" books are consistently ranked in the top 10 on Amazon in the genre "Gangs," and in the top 25 in the genre "Organized Crime."

"The Wrong Man: Who Ordered the Murder of Gambler Herman Rosenthal and Why" was published May 2012.

"Murder and Mayhem in the Big Apples - From the Black Hand to Murder Incorporated" was published June 2012.

"Mob Wives - Fuhgeddaboudit!" was published August 24, 2012.

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Smashwords book reviews by Joe Bruno

  • The Rumors Swirling About James Patterson (Story) on Oct. 28, 2010
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    I enjoyed the piece as long as it went, but I think it would be a nice start for a longer one, a novella or maybe a full novel. Maybe in the horror genre, with the ghost of James Patterson as a serial killer. The writer obviously has his way with words. Knows what he's doing. Quick. Witty. But I just wanted more. Is that too much too ask, Stefano??
  • computer intro1 on Oct. 28, 2010
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    The story is thus: Computer versus Calculator, Computer versus Man. computer intro1 is mildly amusing, but didn't go far enough. Give me more, Alexander. How about computer versus smart phone? Computer versus camera. You know better than I, Alexander. Give me more.
  • computer generations on Oct. 28, 2010
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    computer generations reads like a real computer is talking. I liked the part about the history, and advancement in the productivity of computers. I worked with Univac computers at Met Life in the late 60's, so I can relate to what unstable monsters they really were. The author ends with a request from his readers on what they would like included on his next book on computers. Maybe something on the mating habits of pre-1960 computers would be nice.
  • YOUR’S HEART, MY FIELD. on Oct. 28, 2010
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    Very touching article, with a prayer at the end that people would be wise to say every day. Every day I pray, "Dear God give me the serenity to accept what I cannot change, the strength to change what I can, and the wisdom to know the difference." I'm adding Moses Arnold's prayer to my daily routine.