Review: “Wisdom from a Father” by Joe Siccardi

Author: Joe Siccardi
Publication Date: November 8th, 2018
Genre: Nonfiction, Self-help, Christian
Format: eBook
Find it on: Amazon, Goodreads

Many thanks to the author, Joe Siccardi, for providing a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.


Wisdom From a Father is a reflective look at life, segmented into chapters. The words are updates of posts made on his blog, The 52 essay chapters include reflections on life, love and family. All are written from the heart, sometimes seriously and sometimes with a touch of humor.

From Goodreads


Wisdom from a Father is a series of charming short essays from the author’s personal blog, which capture his thoughts and musings on things ranging from mundane daily moments to life-altering experiences. Containing religious undertones and a non-traditional format, this short book may not be for all readers. For those who would enjoy the novelty of this structure and don’t mind some spiritual leaning, however, this book is enjoyable. Central themes on finding meaning and pausing to appreciate the small gifts in life are ones that resonate widely and will surely appeal to a global audience.

About the Author

Best-selling writer and author, Joe Siccardi is a prolific storyteller of inspirational wisdom filled books about life. His latest offering is “My Name Is Sam … and Heaven Is Still Shining Through.” It is a novelization of his March 2018 debut release of the novella “Heaven Shining Through” which has been claiming rave reviews by book reviewers and book bloggers alike. The author released his second book in November 2018 titled “Wisdom From A Father: One dad’s thoughts about life.” A beautiful collection of essays about love, life, marriage and raising his children. With a dash of wit and fatherly life lessons. All books are available on Amazon Books, Amazon Kindle, and many fine online bookstores. 

He is a graduate of Dominican College of Blauvelt (NY) and holds a BA degree in Liberal Arts. Joe began his career with Paterson (NJ) News and continued for the next 52 years in a variety of positions as editorial writer, editor, and publisher. 

He now writes and publishes his works as a new Indie Author. He has an official website he calls and shares all about life and fatherhood. 

The storyteller says it well. Joe states, “I’m the ordinary Joe walking along this journey called life and sharing it with you.” And he has the life experience to back this statement as a proud father of five children, 18 grandchildren, three great-granddaughters, and a fourth great-granddaughter expected in the fall. 

He has gathered all his life and work experiences from living in many places on East Coast and Midwest like Paterson, Totowa, Newton and Ogdensburg, NJ; Belvidere, IL; Toledo, OH; Washington, DC; Laurel, MD; and Seneca Falls and Willard (Romulus), NY.

When not writing Joe enjoys travel, cooking, and spending time with all his grown children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He also enjoys pleasure reading some of his favorite authors and writers like James Patterson, Tom Clancy, and his literary wish is a meeting with icon author Mr. Stephen King … Joe Siccardi currently resides in Dover-Foxcroft, ME.

Visit Joe’s official website to learn more about himself and his other books.