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Author of “Sway” Matt Bocchi

We’re joined on the Starline by the author of a new book “Sway” which is the 1st story told from the perspective of a child who lost a parent on 9/11. We’re joined by Matt Bocchi welcome.


Let’s go Beyond the Mic before we get into the book, I want you to talk to me about your dad.

In this book you discuss your obsession with jumpers on 9/11 and if your dad jumped.

You describe you reviewing the videos of the jumpers. Was it trying to see your dad one last time or just morbid curiosity?

Drug Addiction

How has your mom recovered from losing her husband and your dad then watching you struggle with drug addiction?

When you did finally had a moment I need to get help and I need to get clean?.

Author of “Sway” Matt Bocchi joins us Beyond the Mic.

How did helping put your uncle in jail after years of sexual assault help you heal?

Is there any fear with his release that he could hurt someone else?

Why were drugs your escape from the pain?

What are you doing now?

Matt Bocchi author of “Sway” joins us Beyond the Mic. You talk about in your book the problems you have with trust. How has that changed in the past couple of years?

How has helping others changed the way you see your future?

Have you found happiness now?

The Rockin’ 8

Time is running out, so it’s time for the Rockin’ 8, 8 random questions, answer with the first thing that comes to your mind.

There is no Pressure.

1. Favorite smell

2. Who gives you hope?

3. What’s your biggest concern right now? Why?

4. Favorite flavor of ice cream?

5. Last time you visited the 9/11 memorial and what emotions did it bring out?

6. Favorite season of the year?

7. Your daily driver right now is a?

8. To those who are struggling with alcohol and drug addictions, what’s the one lesson you have for others?

What would your dad say if he was here right now?

His favorite flavor of ice cream is chocolate and loves those summer days. The book is “Sway” and the author wants you if you are suffering drug or alcohol addiction to seek help. Matt Bocchi thank you so much for taking time to talk with me today.

And that my friends is Beyond the Mic.

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