Boxer-turned-actor-turned teacher Tony Danza will come to Huntington Friday to speak and sign his new book, "I’d Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had."
The book, based on a year co-teaching a class at Philadelphia’s Northeast High, formed the basis of his TV series, "Teach: Tony Danza.”
The star of such sitcoms as Taxi and Who's the Boss and numerous other TV shows, movies and stage productions, will discuss his book at 7 p.m. Friday at the .
Danza, born in Brooklyn, grew up in Malverne. After graduating from the University of Dubuque, he was discovered by Hollywood and wound up in the cast of Taxi, starring opposite such actors as Judd Hirsch, Danny DeVito, Andy Kaufman and Christopher Lloyd.
Crown Archetype, which published the book, says it features "indelible portraits of students and teachers alike, I’d Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had reveals just how hard it is to keep today’s technologically savvy – and often alienated -- students engaged, how impressively committed most teachers are, and the outsized role counseling plays in a teacher’s day, given the psychological burdens many students carry."