Tony Pacitti is the author of My Best Friend is a Wookiee, a memoir about a Star Wars fanatic growing up at the turn of the millennium. He lives in Providence, Rhode Island with his wife.

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  1. On Laserdisc – man, that is old school. A friend of mine picked up a player for a song at a garage sale (years ago) with a couple of milk crates of discs – some great movies. I don’t miss having to turn it over half way through though…

    • I found the Star Wars Trilogy Definitive Edition at a thrift store a few years back but didn’t have a player yet. And actually, now that I think about it, I bought the player and a bunch of movies off of a guy in the 365 Tomorrows forum!

  2. I was Tony’s high school English teacher his junior year. He was so hard to discipline because I could never keep a straight face!! Between Tony and his good friend and talented artist, Dan Merluzzi, I will never forget that year. I knew then he would be one of the few who would viably pursue a dream….thank God for the “Tonies” of my career!!

  3. Hey Tony,

    Your book rocks! Bought it and finished it in 2 days. You have no idea how similar our lives were. I could relate to pratically everything.

    I laughed out loud more reading that book than I do in most comedy movies. Not just because of your humour(which I found to be pretty damn good), but because it reminded me of all the hilarious and almost pathetic type shit I used to do with my good friends. However, as almost pathetic type it was, I wouldn’t have had it any other way. Star Wars was also my first love, luckily not my first heart break. The prequels did hurt though.

    Anyway, I just wanted to give you my two cents because I truly enjoyed it and thought you should know that some dude up in Canada had a life like yours.

  4. I just wanted to say I haven’t gotten through your book just yet, but I saw it in the library and the one thing that caught my eye was Wookiee. I’m only on the second chapter but you’re hilarious and I’m loving every second of it. You’re cool, and this is the best book I’ve read in a while.

    I grew up on the original trilogy because my dad had the VHS box set of them. I watched them like crazy, but I didn’t start getting into it until the prequels. I was a sad and lonely girl who was way too obsessed with Hayden Christensen until I realized he was a horrible actor and I can barely get through the prequels now. A new hope, all the way. My favorite out of the most because you meet Luke for the first time, as well as Leia and Han (who, by the way other than Chewie is my favorite character of all time).

    I just wanted to say you’re awesome, and stay awesome!

  5. Hey man,

    The books phenomenal!! I went to the bookstore one day and i saw it as a new release and said if it has wookie in the title I’m sold. I really enjoyed it especially since growing up was pretty tough on me too. There were parts that were so similar to what i dealt with that i laughed out loud. Keep doing what your doing !

  6. Tony,

    I just wanted to write and say thank you for your book. It’s amazing how some one else’s life growing up around Star Wars could be so similar. From the discovery of old VHS tapes at a young age to the anticipate of the re-release and the prequels, it all rings home. The Goldeneye references, the awkward coming of age and the general nostalgia of the book was amazing. I really appreciate you opening up like that. I think it’s only a book some one our age could fully get and it is definitely one I will read many times over for a long time to come.

  7. Just finishing your book. Your gonna hate me but I ran into your book at a local Dollar Store. The title reached out and grabbed me so I bought it…yeah I know I sacrificed a whole dollar for it (and 6% Tax) . But It was the best damn dollar I ever spent in my life…(until I win the lottery). I would like to think that fate had something to do with me finding your book and reading it..Now I will be looking for more of your work and it won’t be in the dollar store….:) Congrats man on the book, wish you nothing but the best.

  8. Former Cranstonian

    Hey, Tony, just finished your book and got a big kick out of it–and share your disappointment in the prequels. Nothin’ like that good ol’ Hayden Christiansen pout–not! Give my regards to Providence–Mom grew up “on the Hill,” and Dad was from Silver Lake. (Hey, no jokes about Nasal Cranston Whines! )

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