....The Pushcart Man: His Agony and Love, by Joseph J. Dionisio, tells the story of a man named Paolo. Young, bright, and ambitious, he is trying to work his way up the economic ladder.
.....Suddenly, however, economic tremors cause many to fall, Paolo among them. An early romantic affair provides Paolo with an introductory lesson about the transient characteristics of success in purely materialistic terms. Later he would find the right woman, and have a family, only to fall victim to the slings and arrows of illness and financial misfortune.
.....This novel about a young man's ride on a roller-coaster economy chronicles the life of one man, and his experiences from massive financial success to abject failure, and ultimately to the reality that love is all that matters.