To Live and Die in Brooklyn

Boy Outa Brooklyn a murder memoir by Jack Antonio
Image: The smiling face of Steeplechase Park in Coney Island, Brooklyn
Available as paperback and eBook,uk
And as an ebook here

Boy Outa Brooklyn is a murder-memoir driven by my obsession with the unsolved murder of my friend – Carrie. This small town girl was slaughtered in the big city over forty years ago.

Boy Outa Brooklyn is a forensic examination of her death and my life. It zips from the violent streets of my Brooklyn boyhood to the porn-drenched streets of Times Square. This is the world of Goodfellas,Taxi Driver and The Deuce and the world where Carrie came to die.

Boy Outa Brooklyn is a celebration of lost New York written by a dissolute altar boy and unregenerate White Guy.

Boy Outa Brooklyn is a hard-boiled detective story and picaresque “Diary Of An Actor You Never Heard Of” filled with tales of flops, fights and fucks on both sides of the Atlantic.

Fans of Henry Miller, Lenny Bruce, Philip Roth, Jean Shepherd, David Sedaris and Iceberg Slim will enjoy reading this heart-breaking and hilarious memoir.

And, please visit my Blog Outa Brooklyn. It’s a taster of Boy Outa Brooklyn with photos. The best way to enjoy it is to start at the first post and read chronologically. The story starts in Brooklyn but goes places other blogs don’t reach.

I’ll also be posting about the best books, movies and songs connected to Brooklyn. And, I’ll share off-beat travel and dining tips. Enjoy!


Jack Antonio has written and hosted popular television programs shown worldwide. He has acted on stages all over America, on Broadway and in London’s West End. And, he has performed in major sitcoms, TV dramas and feature films. In between acting jobs, Jack has done every degrading, demeaning job known to man including cleaning public toilets and carrying dead bodies out of hospitals. Boy Outa Brooklyn is his first book. 

Boy Outa Brooklyn a murder-memoir by Jack Antonio
Image: the smiling face of Steeplechase park in Coney, Island, Brooklyn
Available as a paperback and ebook

And as an eBook here