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New book brings bittersweet humor to tragic story

In 2008, Michael Bucci went into Walmart in Checotah, walked to an empty aisle and shot himself to death. Now, his mother, Diane Bucci, is sharing the often humorous and always bittersweet story of her autistic son Mikey in her new book, “The Return of Mikey.”

BY HEATHER WARLICK Published: January 14, 2013
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When Muskogee native Diane Bucci started writing her book more than 20 years ago, it was supposed to be a humorous memoir of her family’s journey raising Mikey, her autistic son.

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