Ritch Gaiti, author, artist, and an alumnus of Wall Street, has written novels, screenplays and many magazine articles and has been featured on national radio and TV, including an appearance on the Today Show. Ritch focuses on telling compelling stories and writes in several genres from humor to drama, both non-fiction and fiction. Books are available through major outlets as ebooks (IPAD, Kindle, Nook, etc) and good old fashioned paperback (through Amazon).
The Jewolic (NEW RELEASE!)
Conundrums of a Half-Jew –
a humorous romp through religious ambivalence.
I was a religious mutt— a matzo brie pizza; a blintz
marinara; a bagel and lox trapped inside a spaghetti and meatballs body.
The offspring of a Jewish mother, begotten by a pair of good
old-fashioned European Jew begetters, and an Italian Catholic father, I
straddled religions for most of my youth. I was a Jew Catholic, or Cath Jew, or
half and half, or half-Cath, or half-Jew, or Jewolic, depending upon whom I was
trying to impress or what I was attempting to avoid.
My Gram tried to convince me
that I was a Jew by virtue of the ‘mother
of the Jew rule’. I remained solidly unconvinced and ambivalent.
“But why isn’t the rule: if your father was Catholic, you are too?”
I always challenged the ‘mother of the Jew
rule’ when I had an urgent need to irk.
“Because you are a Jew,” she
said, a cigarette dangled from her lips and smoke meandered up through her
“How can you be so sure?”
“Because, you are a schmuck and
only Jews can be schmucks.” She had embroidered the very same saying onto a
pillow, which she threatened to give to me for my birthday. She opened the
clasp on her purse and snapped it shut, signaling the official end of the
That was my conundrum. This is my story.
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The Big Empty
A gritty lawyer uncovers an ancient conspiracy and the betrayal of a man and a nation. A thriller mystery of treachery, trust and redemption.
conceived, exquisitely written, dramatically atmospheric…Highly
recommended.” Grady Harp, Amazon Hall of
"...a home run with fiction lovers, conspiracy theorists and anyone who likes a fast-paced mystery that keeps the reader guessing until the very end." Pacific Book Review
"...a great, slow-burning mystery thriller." James Goulding
"...well paced mystery sets up a surprisingly poignant climax." David Clarke
"...characters are detailed, realistic and incredibly three dimensional...
you are never exactly sure who is trustworthy." Laurie Love, AGoddessofLiterature.com
"Captivating and suspenseful...his best work yet." Michael Covitt Amazon Reviewer
Every instinct I had told me to get out but I couldn’t, not
now. This simple case would trigger repercussions that would unnerve the city,
maybe the country. I was about to open doors that had been nailed shut for a
lifetime. And the only path to the truth was through a labyrinth of deceit. I
trusted no one, not even myself. My stomach tightened.
The ten years had slipped by like a century. I never thought I’d see New York again and
now I find myself buried in its bowels, unsure of what I was after—but I knew I
had to find it. I snaked through the city bureaucracy, historical landmarks and
some of the most prominent properties in the city, all intricately linked.
Nothing fit, yet everything connected and answers only bred more questions. Somehow
it had all been mysteriously tied back to me.
I ventured into the darkest tunnel of all, my own. I realized then why I was chosen—why I had
been the only one that could find this elusive document. Deep within a maze of deceptions and
betrayals, I uncovered a massive conspiracy among the most esteemed organizations
in the world—and the truth that had sent my life into a tailspin ten years ago
was far from true. Suddenly, this seemingly routine assignment suddenly had
enormous stakes and consequences. Now it was up to me to mend an ancient
injustice and the fate of an entire culture.
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Dutching the Book
An American classic of four lifelong friends, treachery, gambling, romance and a NYC fireman's quest to become the best horseplayer ever to play the game. Dutching the Book is about the depth of friendship that only comes with lifelong friends—each a unique and fascinating character—threaded together by an adventure that is based more on reality than fiction.
Late 1930’s Brooklyn, the Great Depression had almost gone. Ben Collesano had a can’t-lose scheme and he didn't—until the racetrack shut him down. Now, over twenty years later, a fireman, he would be tested against the best. But this time he could lose everything as he takes on bookies to save his family and, on the journey, finds himself.
The epic, which was based on real people and actual events over several decades, redefined horse racing and is a tribute to the people who really lived it.
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One guy can't change the world-- good thing that Glebe didn't know that
Did you ever feel like you
didn't count with big business or the government? Glebe did; an unlikely hero, he
takes on everything that irks that average guy as he tweets his way to the
first worldwide revolution. Big business and the government have met their
match, as Glebe gives power to the people in a witty tale so unlikely, that it
is totally plausible, definitely relevant, and very funny.
Tweet is a funny romp through
the world we live in: the powerless consumer, over-saturated advertising,
incessant marketing and big business that has suddenly become hard of hearing
even though your call is very important to them.
Glebe just wanted to make a
difference and he did what you would have done if you had thought of it and
were very passionate and very quirky.
One guy can't change the
good thing that Glebe didn't know that.
Points: Women Have Them, Men Need Them
You can be successful in all of your marriages.
Available in paperback in bookstores and online
published by Running Press
Points are the currency of the relationship and there is only one rule: Men need points; women do not (because women control the universe). It’s the rule. Getting points is easy but, like frequent flyer miles, they expire. One can easily get some low scoring considerate points by being, well, considerate (“great falafel leftovers, hon”); or buy some points to prepare for that very special drought; or go for those warm and valued points of endearment which show that he truly cares.
Points shows you how to get points, how to keep them and what do when you inevitably lose them. This is the perfect survival guide for relationships; guaranteed to work and make you laugh along the way.
Points was written under the pseudonym, Glebe, because of Ritch's affinity with the Glebe character.
A free paragraph from Points:
If you answered a), you are correct.
Guys, you may object to any of the above but it will just prolong dinner. Of course, guys are not that way all the time—but sometimes—mostly when it comes to the relationship. At work, he’s right on the ball; he is extremely attentive when playing golf; and remembers who won Super Bowl XIV, but not the milk on the way home.
Remember: guys would rather be selfish than do all the things required for them not to be.
Ritch Gaiti's Paintings of another time, another place
A horse runs free on the open range, a buffalo oversees the plains, a proud people are one with the land. The paintings tell of change, evolution, and extinction: something emerges, something disappears--capturing the spirit of a time long gone.
Ritch is a recognized artist - specializes in his interpretation of the American West. His oil paintings capture the spirit of the west; the freedom of the horse or the destiny of the Native American Culture.
" . . .no other contemporary artist captures the human/equine bond more sympathetically than Gaiti . . .: Gallery and Studio magazine.
This 40 page hard cover book in full color presents a collection of more than fifty of Ritch's ethereal paintings of the west. If requested, the artist will sign the book.
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