Author Robert McNally “I Had Jelly on My Nose and a Hole in My Breeches”

WTNH– Marysol sits down with Robert McNally to discuss his new memoir I Had Jelly on My Nose and a Hole in My Breeches. Robert came up with the title for his book from a specific memory that is mentioned in the story, when one day he was riding his bike by the cemetery and fell down in front of the workers and one man said “You got jelly on your nose and a hole in your breeches”. Robert was born and raised in Bridgeport during the Great Depression and moved to Middle Village, NY, where his aunt owned a crematory and cemetery. Robert was left back in school 5 times and had quite a struggle growing up. He was even snuck out of Bridgeport Hospital by his uncle when he was born.

Robert wrote this memoir because how the world is today and wanted to let people know how life was back then. This book explains his life from birth to about 13 and his second book that is already out called, Sister Superior’s Thumb, the Pope’s Ring, and the End of Childhood. His second book explains his life from about 13 to 18-years-old.


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