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Lisa Palermo Matto is the author of the successful book "The Upside of Downs", which she wrote in order to celebrate her daughter Marlee. 

Lisa lives in Central New York with her husband and two children. She graduated with a B.A. degree from the State University of New York at Oswego, and received her teaching certification from Le Moyne College. 

She spent many years teaching middle school English and is presently an author, youth minister, and motivational speaker. 

While she always has her passport at the ready to travel, Lisa is happiest in her kitchen surrounded by family and friends, dishing up homemade pasta, sauce, and her family's renowned pizza recipe, made famous by her late Uncle Shuffles. 


The Upside of Downs.

A fun, laugh out loud, tug on your heart strings book, about a girl named Marlee, who happens to have Down syndrome. 
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