I love stories that involve cemeteries and libraries and today’s guest on Uncorking a Story has a one that involves both.

Meet Ed Di Gangi

Ed was adopted at birth in New York City. An only child, he made no effort to explore his heredity until, at age 69, a visit to a cemetery where members of his adoptive mother’s family were buried stirred his interest. Over the past three years, through extensive archival research and DNA testing, Ed has peeled back the layers of his once unknown family. Ed joined me on Uncorking a Story today to talk about his book,The Gift Best Given, which recounts the search for his family and tells the story of a young woman’s courage as she overcame obstacles to achieve her dreams. 

Key Topics:


  1. How paying respects at his adoptive parent’s gravesite led to a desire to learn more about his birth mother.
  2. Ed’s motivation behind writing such a personal story.
  3. How Ed was wrong about why his mother gave him up for adoption.
  4. The touching story behind the title of his book.
  5. Ed’s advice to anyone seeking to write a memoir.



Buy The Gift Best Given: A Memoir:

Website (for a signed copy): https://www.digangiauthor.com/copy-of-purchase-my-book

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3GQc4ym

Bookshop.org: https://bookshop.org/a/54587/9781734757200


Connect with Ed Di Gangi

Website: https://www.digangiauthor.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/digangiauthor/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100052046681375


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