July 27th, 2009

One James DeFilippi Revealed To Be “Don,” VDB Accomplice and Noir Crime Author

by Philip Baruth

Long-time readers will recognize “Don” in the photo below, doing serious damage to the spread at the Hamburger Summit. And of course, “Don” is actually Jim DeFilippi, author and beloved teacher in the Winooski school system. Jim writes in the comic-noir tradition of Elmore Leonard, and if you’re looking for cheap hilarious summer reading, you’re in luck: DeFilippi has a new website where you can download his latest book, Everyday Malfeasance, for free. Every story involves what the Italians call “fregatura,” normal activity just this side of criminal behavior. Divertiti!