Peracchia’s parents were Italian immigrants. His father worked for the Hershey Chocolate Corporation and his mother worked at the Hotel Hershey. Peracchia describes his childhood and young adulthood in Hershey, the recreational opportunities available and his encounters with famous athletes and performers. Topics include: the Boy’s Club; baseball; professional football athletes; golf; and the Hershey Park Ballroom. Peracchia worked for the Hershey Chocolate Corporation during the summer months in various departments and caddied at the golf club.