“The 12 Best Secrets of Christmas” by Herbie J Pilato


Los Angeles, Calif. – For years, Herbie J Pilato had been sharing stories of his youth at Christmas while
growing up in the 1960s and 1970s in his hometown of Rochester, New York. Those were special times,
and he had been blessed to have been born into a large Italian-American family. They never had a lot of
money, but they sure had a lot of love. Pilato was also raised with a strong sense of priorities, and what
really mattered in life. He wanted to share whatever insight he gained from these memories to provide
inspiration for anyone of any faith and generation.

The 12 Best Secrets of Christmas: A Treasure House of December Memories Revealed (published
by Archway Publishing) is a collection of special real-life holiday memories that invites the reader to
embrace, enjoy, connect with, and remember the magic of Christmas. This book has been garnered from
Pilato’s youth. The chapters are classified as “secrets,” with each revealing a special sentiment that may
prove recognizable to all. Numbered from one to 12, the chapters coincide with the mainstream
identification of the popular carol, “The 12 Days of Christmas.” While that famous holiday tune is
referenced in “The 6th Secret” section of this book, every chapter offers its own separate insight into the
many messages and favorite things that the holiday brings and represents.
“This book will appeal to readers because today, more than ever, everyone is looking for nostalgia; they
are seeking to return to a simpler time. The 12 Best Secrets of Christmasfulfills that need in warm and
welcoming ways,” Pilato says. When asked what he wants readers to take away from the book, he
answers,” I want readers to feel comforted, and happy. I want them to identify with my Christmas
memories, with my holiday recollections, and to inspire them to realize that all people of every religious,
spiritual or political belief, that we are not that different at all; that we are all human beings, doing the
best we can. Instead of focusing on our differences, we can concentrate on what makes us the same,
which is our humanity. And holidays like Christmas can help us to clarify that.”
The book’s Foreword is written by actor Dean Butler, best known for his roles on TV classics like Little
House on the Prairie, and The New Gidget. The book’s Introduction is written by actor/voiceover artist
Jerry Houser, who appeared in iconic movies like The Summer of ’42, and who was the announcer for
the perennial Christmas TV special, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.
For more details about the book, please visit:


The 12 Best Secrets of Christmas: A Treasure House of December Memories Revealed
By Herbie J Pilato
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 108 pages | ISBN 9781665716185
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 108 pages | ISBN 9781665716178
E-Book | 108 pages | ISBN 9781665716161
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Herbie J Pilato is a writer/producer/actor who’s list of top-selling pop-culture books include Mary: The
Mary Tyler Moore Story, Twitch Upon a Star: The Bewitched Life and Career of Elizabeth Montgomery,
NBC & ME: My Life as a Page in A Book, Glamour, Gadgets and the Girl Next Door, Dashing, Darrin
and Debonair, among others. Herbie J also writes for the Television Academy and Emmys.com, and is
the host of TV’s Then Again with Herbie J Pilato, which streams on Amazon Prime and Shout! Factory
Archway Publishing is a division of Simon & Schuster. For more information, visit
www.archwaypublishing.com or call (844) 669-3957.

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