The Devil’s Glove, the long-gestating debut novel of ex-New York City male stripper Louis Anthony Agnello Jr. (a.k.a. Cousin Vinny), came out last fall. But the promotional tour continues, this weekend in Savannah with a March 29 signing event.
If you have forgotten or never read about Agnello’s incredible life story, do yourself a favor and take the time to digest the details of Savannah Morning News entertainment writer Linda Sickler‘s profile piece. The article encompasses 9/11, Subway sandwich shops, acting aspirations, a 2001 media firestorm in Chappaqua, NY and a “hoo ha” of a career regret:
“Al Pacino’s acting coach offered me a job to drive Al and him around town and I foolishly turned it down,” Agnello says. “I thought I was above all that because I was the top private male stripper in New York City at the time and was stripping for the Rockefeller’s and soap actresses on their birthdays.”