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Miss Moneypenny

The author is an avid Navy football fan, as his license plate indicates.


Richard Muti has more than 100 publishing credits, mostly having to do with public policy, law, politics and government. He spent 19 years as a successful trial prosecutor and has also taught writing, American government and politics, criminal justice, and history at three New Jersey universities. He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Harvard Business School, and Rutgers Law School, as well as a former Navy pilot and former mayor of Ramsey, New Jersey, his hometown. Muti also served for six years on the Ramsey Board of Education as a trustee for the public school system in which he, his father, and dozens of other family members were educated.

That 10-year span of service to Ramsey, as a full-time mayor and as a school trustee, consumed more than 10,000 hours of Muti's time, but it was a labor of love, according to the former mayor.

"I owe everything I achieved in life to my upbringing in Ramsey, to my nurturing family and to my public school teachers, every-one of whom I remember and revere to this day," Muti said.
Richard Muti lives with wife Lorraine and their golden retriever, Miss Moneypenny, in a 100-year-old Victorian, just blocks from his boyhood home in Ramsey.

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Selected Works

A fast-paced, one-volume study of the most fascinating entertainer of the 20th century. The book isn't an academic tome, although it is extensively researched and footnoted; rather, it is designed to be a highly readable page-turner, for avid Sinatraphiles as well as more casual fans of his music and films. It examines the forces, both positive and negative, that made Sinatra Sinatra, with special attention given to the love-hate relationship he maintained toward Hoboken and New Jersey for most of his life. He once called the city of his birth a "sewer," but later observed, "When I was there, I just wanted to get out. It took me a long time to realize how much of it I took with me."
"Richard Muti's essays are smart and provocative, personal and political."
–Linda Fairstein, former prosecutor
and crime novelist
As this eBook is published, Gov. Chris Christie enjoys a 72 percent approval rating, the highest level attained by any governor in New Jersey history. Yet, the man still evokes passionate feelings from supporters and foes, alike.
"Much needed fresh air out of New Jersey, where the political atmosphere has long been foul."
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"The Charmer is definitely one of 2012's 'must read' books."
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Filled with “brilliant plot twists, vivid descriptions, and great dialogue, with a smooth, easy-to-read writing style.”

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