Now, in his vivid memoir, Wait For Me, True Stories of War, Love and Rock & Roll, Bill Gentile turns back the clock to the 1980s and thrusts us into the mountains of Nicaragua and the slums of El Salvador to offer what he calls a firsthand, frontline account of the human cost of war."
— Alan Riding, former New York Times Mexico and Central America bureau chief.
Gentile's book is a revelation of life on the front lines, of living on a knife edge, everything to capture the one image that, he hoped, would shake the conscience of Americans and their horribly misguided government."
— Peter Raymond, Canadian Documentary Filmmaker, Director of "The World is Watching" and "The World Stopped Watching"
From the Steel mills of Pittsburgh to the frontlines of Central America's wars of the 1980s, Bill Gentile's 'Wait for Me' is a riveting hard-to-put-down memoir of unforgettable people in sometimes unendurable situations. This book reveals both the personal evolution of a world-class photojournalist and why some reporters still put their lives at risk to record 'the first rough draft of history.'
Read 'Wait for Me' for the pleasure of its prose, the gifts of its insights on family, love and war but mostly to see the world through Bill Gentile's unique lens, one that calibrates accuracy and empathy across a truly adventurous life."
— David Helvarg, author of Saved by the Sea and Rescue Warriors
If most pictures are worth a thousand words, Bill Gentile's are worth more like ten thousand. From the jungles of Central America, to the deserts of Iraq, to the classroom in Washington, D.C., Gentile has faithfully served the people whose stories he promised to tell."
— Norman Stockwell, publisher, The Progressive.