Bonnie and Rich Vannucci are the real-life Nick and Sara Perugino. They are the founders and operators of Operation Serving Children (, which delivers aid to children around the world. Maximum Joy is the fictionalized story of Nick’s life and their marriage that is based on their experiences with charitable work ranging over decades. The novel is based on Rich’s original 2008 screenplay that caught the attention of one of Hollywood’s leading production companies, DreamWorks. Legendary producer David Geffen of DreamWorks offered three times to purchase the movie rights to the script, but in the end the deal did not come to completion. This novel was written at Geffen’s suggestion.

Books by Bonnie Vannucci