Crime A Day

My Memoir

a memoir by Joe DiBuduo

A gritty, candid, and compelling story of poverty and street life.

Joe DiBuduo grew up in “Hano,” an infamous, impoverished Boston neighborhood known for its tough, hard-drinking residents. He embraced a criminal code of conduct and thought dying in the electric chair would be an honorable achievement. After many run-ins with the law, Joe fled to Chicago where he finally did hard time in the notorious Cook County Jail. Crime a Day sheds a harsh and unwavering light on how youth are drawn to and into crime, and just how hard it is to get out. An important historical and cultural document.

Read an Excerpt:

If you’ve never experienced stomach-wrenching hunger with no sign of rescue, or an excruciating toothache or earache with no access to medical intervention, then you may never understand what I’m about to tell you. You might think that my choices in life were caused by laziness, impulsivity or my inability to “pull myself up by my own bootstraps.” But, you’d be wrong. In order to accomplish that feat I would have needed to know which way was up. In Hano, there was no up; there was just Hano. No one I knew dreamed of a better world, a better place. Everyone’s solution to every problem was to get drunk and forget about it, or get drunk and fight about it. My beliefs took hold inside the hopelessness of Hano, and I was captivated by the dramas unfolding around me.

JOE-DIBUDUO-PHOTO-trimmed1Joe DiBuduo grew up poor in Boston. He led a troubled childhood and spent time in reform and training schools. As an adult, the house of corrections beckoned him, and he spent time there too. A quick turn of fate led him to California and then Chicago, where he married and had children. He spent the next thirty years working as a construction painter in many states, heading wherever the jobs could be found. DiBuduo is now retired and lives in Prescott, Arizona, where he studied Creative Writing at Yavapai College. Anger used to be a daily part of his life until he began to write. Now if something upsets him, he writes about it. DiBuduo is the author of A Penis Manologue: One Man’s Response to The Vagina Monologues; a children’s book; and collections of flash fiction and lyrical flash fiction. He’s also the author of poetry, short fiction, and children’s stories published in online journals and in print anthologies.

Joe DiBuduo

The Thursday Interview

Thursday, 6 August 2015 

Joe DiBuduo.

Today I’d like to welcome Joe DiBuduo, author of “Cryonic Man” to The Thursday Interview. Before we get started, a quick intro!
Like the hero of Cryonic Man, author Joe DiBuduo grew up in Hano, one of the toughest neighborhoods in Boston. He became a writer and an artist, not a prizefighter, but in his rough-and-tumble youth, he never turned away from a street fight. His memoir, Crime A Day: Death by Electric Chair & Other Boyhood Pursuits will be published in Fall 2015 by Jaded Ibis Productions. DiBuduo is also the author of A Penis Manologue: One Man’s Response to The Vagina Monologues, collections of flash fiction and “poetic flash fiction,” and a children’s storybook. He also has poetry and fiction for children and adults published in online journals and in print anthologies, and a second novel in progress.
OK – HERE WE GO !!  
No.1  Would you break the law to save a loved one? .. why?
The question is ambiguous. I’d have to know what I’m saving the loved one from and what law I’d have to break to do it. Normally a loved one would always be more important to me than any law, but if the punishment wasn’t minor and breaking a serious law, like a felony, may not be worth it.
No.2  What is the difference between being alive and truly living?
Being positive about life makes living great, and doing things I love, such as hiking, kayaking, being outdoors, and some risk-taking activities to get my adrenaline flowing makes me feel like I’m living a good life, unlike those who come home from work and watch TV before getting up the next day to do it all over again.
No.3  What motivates you to write?
I wrote a story for my daughter about homosexuals when I was 66. I researched the subject and had my lifelong beliefs turned upside down. I totally changed my negative opinion of homosexuality. The research intrigued me so much that I decided to become a writer so I’d have a reason to do research. Every novel or short story I write now causes me to research subjects I never would have otherwise.
No.4  Why do humans want children?
The question is a bit misleading. Today there are many men and women who don’t want children. Those that do may have inherited the desire from their parents. Not long ago a person’s survival in old age meant having family to care for them. That has changed and children no longer take care of their parents (in the USA, anyway.) I believe it’s like asking why some people want dogs and others don’t. But I have to admit, babies are so darn cute, when I see one, I usually wish I could have one. That alone could be the reason people want kids. Nature instills desire for children into most humans.
No.5  What was the biggest challenge in creating your book ‘Cryonic Man’ ?
Trying to create a story showing how a man would feel with a woman controlling his body. Then in having the man fall in love with the woman who inhabited his body, it was difficult to show how his feelings changed from hatred to desire for her.
No.6  What is the most important thing you have learned in life so far?
I’ve learned that the quality of one’s life depends on a person’s perception of the world. If a person is pessimistic and sees all the bad things life has dealt them, they are unhappy. On the other hand, a person who is optimistic will see the good things in life and by doing so will be much happier.
No.7  How did you come up with the title ‘Cryonic Man’ ?
Cryonics was an interest of mine and after researching the procedure, I began to wonder what it would be like for a person to come back to life after spending years in cryonic preservation. Jim Jackson, the protagonist in Cryonic Man, was cryonically frozen for fifty years and is the first person ever to be revived, so I thought Cryonic Man a fitting name.
No.8  How do you handle personal criticism?
I believe everyone has an opinion, some right, some wrong, so when someone criticizes me, I figure they must be one of those who have wrong opinions! And those who praise me, of course, have the right opinion.
No.9  Why should people read your book?
The story contains actual historical facts. The antagonist, Countess Erzsébet Báthory, is known as “The most evil woman who ever lived.” She allegedly killed over 600 girls and bathed in their blood to maintain her beauty. The story line is an exciting romance unlike any I’ve ever read.
No.10  Why is there something rather than nothing?
Philosophers have been asking this question for years. There is no conclusive answer, but my opinion is that there’s something because if there wasn’t, who would or could read my books? Actually I believe there’s something only because we perceive existing. If we didn’t, there’d be nothing.
Thank you Joe  🙂
For taking the time to answer my questions 
& the best of luck with your new book! 
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Bostonian Jim Jackson is just one fight away from winning the 1976 World Heavyweight Championship when he is diagnosed with a fatal brain tumor and seeks relief in a radical medical procedure. But the happy scientific ending goes awry when Jackson regains consciousness to find he shares body and mind with “Blood Countess” Erzsébet Báthory.

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Hello! I’m Joe DiBuduo and I’d like share with you how and why I wrote Cryonic Man: A Paranormal Affair, my sci-fi / paranormal romance novel.


During my research for Cryonic Man, I studied the procedures used in cryopreservation and I explain this process in the novel. I first read that the concept of cryonics was introduced by Robert Ettinger, the founder of the Cryonics Institute, in his landmark 1962 book, The Prospect of Immortality (latest edition is Ria University Press, 2005).


At this writing (2015) it is illegal to perform cryonic suspension on someone who is still alive. A person who undergoes this procedure must first be pronounced legally dead – that is, their heart must have stopped beating. I’m sure your first question is, “But if someone is dead, how can they ever be revived?”


According to scientists who perform cryonics, “legally dead” is not the same as “totally dead.” Total death, medical science says, is the point at which all brain function ceases. Legal death occurs when the heart stops beating, but some cellular brain function remains. Cryonics preserves what little cell function remains so that, theoretically, the person can be resuscitated in the future


How people are able to survive on the brink of death depends upon medical technology. A hundred years ago, cardiac arrest was irreversible. People were declared dead when their heart stopped beating. Today, death is believed to occur six minutes after the heart stops. After that time interval, it’s difficult to resuscitate the brain.


However, with new experimental treatments, more minutes of cardiac arrest can be survived without brain injury. Future technologies for molecular repair may extend the ability to resuscitate people beyond what is imaginable today. The definition of death may be revised from “a permanent cessation of all vital functions” to “a temporary pause in vital functions.”


Millions of people are captivated by the concept of living, dying, and awaking dozens or hundreds of years from now. Cryonics may be a simple form of time travel that doesn’t involve wormholes, speed of light travel, curved space-time, or breaking the scientific laws of Einstein’s theories. Cryonic suspension could be used in long interstellar space flights.


Cryonics slows down or stops molecular activity to halt aging, and more importantly, to avoid or extend to the future, the process of dying. For most of us, cryonics seems bizarre, but it is plausible. When we get used to the idea that medical science will advance to the point in which dying people can be healed and even aging can be reversed or slowed down, we can accept the idea that cryopreservation is obtainable in our lifetime. Even now, molecular healing via nanobots is under research and will become a viable process in the near future.

Essentially, advanced technology in the future will restore any cellular function destroyed by hypoxia, disease, the cryonic preservation process, or reperfusion injury – damage caused when the blood supply returns to tissue after a period of ischemia, or lack of oxygen, such as after a heart attack. The point of cryogenics is that nearly everyone who dies is only “mostly dead.”


Often, people confuse cryonics with cryogenics. Cryonics is a process and cryogenics is a field of study – the study of the production and the behavior of materials at very low temperatures (below −150 °C, −238 °F or 123 K). Cryonics borrows from cryogenics but it is not subjected to the same rigors and is intrinsically based on assumptions that seem quite plausible at the present time, but may or may not turn out to be true.


American baseball champ Ted Williams was cryopreserved in two parts – head and body – after his death in 2002. Stories about his body undergoing disrespectful treatment emerged soon after his cryonic procedure. Larry Johnson, a former chief operating officer of Alcor Life Extension in Arizona, came forward to report “horrific” and “unethical” practices by the company.


Cryopreservation includes a full-body preservation option or the “neuro option” of having only the head preserved, on the premise that the brain is the seat of memory and that the human body and its organs may be easily regenerated from DNA in the future.



The following questions filled my mind after reading Ted Williams’ story:


  1. If Ted were revived, who would own his DNA?


  1. Would those who had inherited his property have to return it?


  1. The skills of most anyone revived after a number of years would be outdated.


  1. Should a person who wants to be frozen for future resuscitation invest in some type of insurance program to assure they’d have an income when revived.


  1. If a young person were cryonically preserved, would he or she age?


  1. What if he or she was brought back to life after fifty years and he remained the same age at time of death and cryopreservation?


  1. Where does the cryopreserved person’s soul go for fifty years?


  1. Is there a spiritual world where people go after they die?


  1. Does the cryopreserved person go to heaven, hell, or someplace else?


  1. Could another spirit or soul possess a cryopreserved person’s body when that person is resuscitated after years in a cryonic state?


  1. What if a cryopreserved patient’s body is possessed by an evil spirit? Would the two souls combine and become one, or would a battle for the body ensue?


  1. How would a cryopreserved person feel about children or other loved ones who are physically older?


  1. How would a cryopreserved patient feel about their spouse or partner who may end up being twice or three times their age?


  1. If a cryopreserved patient is a champion sports figure like Ted Williams, would he or she want to resume their career?


  1. Will there be laws written to protect the rights of cryopreserved and resuscitated persons?



I wrote Cryonic Man: A Paranormal Affair to answer these questions. So if you’d like to see my answers, please purchase a copy!


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