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2023 National Indie Excellence Awards Winner

2023 IPPY Gold Medalist in Nonfiction Audiobooks

2022 Best Book Awards Nonfiction Narrative Winner

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About The Book

By his forties, Peter J. Boni was an accomplished CEO, with a specialty in navigating high-tech companies out of hot water. Just before his fiftieth birthday, Peter’s seventy-five-year-old mother unveiled a bombshell: His deceased father was not biological. Peter was conceived in 1945 via an anonymous sperm donor. The emotional upheaval upon learning that he was “misattributed” rekindled traumas long past and fueled his relentless research to find his genealogy. Over two decades, he gained an encyclopedic knowledge of the scientific, legal, and sociological history of reproductive technology as well as its practices, advances, and consequences. Through twenty-first century DNA analysis, Peter finally quenched his thirst for his origin.

In Uprooted, Boni intimately shares his personal odyssey and acquired expertise to spotlight the free market methods of gamete distribution that conceives dozens, sometimes hundreds, of unknowing half-siblings from a single donor. This thought-provoking book reveals the inner workings—and secrets—of the multibillion-dollar fertility industry, resulting in a richly detailed account of an ethical aspect of reproductive science that, until now, has not been so thoroughly explored.

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About The Author

Peter J. Boni credits his disruptive childhood, a state college education from UMass@Amherst, decorated on-the-ground service as a US Army Special Operations Team Leader in Vietnam (coined his “Rice Paddy MBA”), love of his family and friendship circle, plus luck-of-the-draw DNA with making him the person he has become today—an author, advocate, and fun-loving grandfather living on Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

During his accomplished business career (high-tech CEO, venture capitalist, board chairman, non-profit leader, award-winning entrepreneur, senior advisor), Peter has applied “lessons of leadership through adversity” from his life-altering experiences—themes found throughout his first book, All Hands on Deck: Navigating Your Team Through Crises, Getting Your Organization Unstuck, and Emerging Victorious. You can watch an interview with Peter about All Hands on Deck at this link.

In Uprooted, Peter intimately shares his personal odyssey and acquired expertise to advocate for regulatory oversight of the multibillion-dollar reproductive industry that conceives hundreds of half-siblings from a single donor—children and adults who are unaware of the existence of their half-siblings.

Peter enjoys an active physical regimen, entertaining and sailing with friends and family while at his Cape Cod residence, and traveling with his wife to, among other locales, San Francisco and New York City to visit their growing family.


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Assisted Reproductive Technology Community

An inspiring public speaker with a storytelling, audience-participation style, Peter shares his knowledge about the long, secretive, and sometimes scandalous history of artificial insemination using the backdrop of his own life experience.

If you are interested in inviting Peter to speak at your event, please share details using the contact form below.

Topics include:

  • The Secretive Origins of Artificial Insemination
  • 10 Secrets from the History of AI
  • Early Eugenics and the Seeds of Modern AI
  • Coming to Terms with Being Misattributed
  • The Wild West Practice to Conceive Hundreds of Unknowing Siblings

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Maximizing the Value of Organizations and the People Who Contribute to Their Success

Kedgeway provides information, consulting, coaching, executive education, speaking, and, selectively, capital to assist both organizations and individuals to build and grow their value and avoid, anticipate, or overcome obstacles to advance.

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All Hands on Deck

How do you take an underperforming unit—team, department, office, or company—that has run aground and get it moving forward?

In All Hands On Deck, Peter J. Boni shows any leader or aspiring leader exactly what to do. Following his advice, recognition and rewards come quickly. It even allows leaders without an MBA or Ivy League education to leapfrog over those who have superior credentials or stronger ties to the old boys’ network.

Peter’s own career is the best illustration of his methods. A former special operations infantry officer and decorated combat veteran, Boni became a high-tech CEO of a wide variety of companies during a 30-year business career, leading many of them through the varying stages of growth, maturity, trouble, and renewal.

Boni shows you how to use his scars of experience to rapidly advance your own career. Through his own experiences and detailed case studies, All Hands On Deck clearly illustrates how to:

  • Create your plan and gain the buy-in of critical constituents
  • Kick off the plan boldly, with your team completely aligned to achieve its critical success factors
  • Execute the plan, overcome obstacles, and produce stellar, recognition-worthy results


Documentary Feature

Missed Conceptions (Part 4)

March 2024

Author Interview

Protected Space

January 31, 2024

Press Release

2nd Anniversary of Uprooted

January 2024

Author Interview

The Complete Picture (Part 2)

January 2024

Author Interview

The Complete Picture (Part 1)

January 2024

Press Release

Second Anniversary

January 2024

Author Interview

The Center for Bioethics and Culture Network

January 2024


Readers' House

December 2023

Author Interview

Donor Conception Conversations

December 2023

2023 Readers' Favorite Book Awards

Honorable Mention in Social Issues

September 2023

17th Annual National Indie Excellence Book Awards


June 2023

2023 Independent Publisher Book Awards

Gold Medalist in Nonfiction Audiobooks

May 2023

2022 American Book Fest: Best Book Awards

Winner: Narrative Nonfiction

November 2022

Amazon Bestseller

Bestseller in Genealogy, Developmental Biology,

Social Sciences Research & Technology Safety & Health

Interview: Uprooted

Peter's Story: Uprooted

June 5, 2022

Interview: Uprooted

Out Of The Blank with Robbie Robertson

April 29, 2022

Interview: Uprooted

Everything's Relative with Eve Sturges

April 15, 2022

Interview: Uprooted

Aftershock: How to Cope with Surprise DNA Discoveries

April 4, 2022

Interview: Uprooted

Adoption as a Choice

March 28, 2022

Interview: Uprooted

Severance Magazine

March 28, 2022

Interview: Uprooted

Pulled By The Root

March 24, 2022

Interview: Uprooted

Sperm Donation World

March 5, 2022

Book Discussion: Uprooted

Donor Conceived Community

FREE 6-week virtual book club starting February 12, 2022

Interview: Uprooted

Passionate World Talk Radio

February 3, 2022

DNA Clarity and Support

Interview: Uprooted

All of the Locks that Guarded Her Secrets No Longer Worked

January 28, 2022

Interview: Uprooted

Message in a Bottle

January 27, 2022

Interview: Uprooted

Adoption Network Cleveland

January 25, 2022

Interview: Uprooted

Three Makes Baby

January 25, 2022

Interview: Uprooted

The Bill Meyer Show

January 25, 2022

Interview: Uprooted

Searching for Integrity with Paul Bernabei

January 15, 2022

Interview: Uprooted

Resiliency Within

January 12, 2022

Interview: Uprooted

Conversations Live with Cyrus Webb

January 10, 2022

Interview: Uprooted

Book Q&As with Deborah Kalb

January 5, 2022

Interview: Uprooted

The Curious Man's Podcast

January 4, 2022

Interview: Uprooted

The Tom Sumner Program

January 4, 2022

Interview: Uprooted

WWDB-AM: The Brian and Lee Show

December 25, 2021

The Atlantic

Interview: Uprooted

The Children of Sperm Donors Want to Change the Rules of Conception

The Atlantic

October 15, 2021

Book Review: Uprooted

Kirkus Indie Reviews

August 24, 2021

Book Review: Uprooted

Foreword Clarion

August 6, 2021

Book Review: Uprooted

Readers' Favorite

June 30, 2021

Book Review: Uprooted

Booklife by Publishers Weekly

June, 2021

Podcast: All Hands on Deck

Get Your Organization Unstuck

Jennings Wire

September 25th, 2015

Interview: All Hands on Deck

Why Top Companies Want Managers with Crisis Management Skills

The Street

July 28, 2015

Interview: All Hands on Deck

"Book Talk" with Doug Miles

Doug Miles Media

July 14, 2015


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