The stuff of stereotype--the pious Catholics, the famous Italian famiglia, the bumbling bureaucracy, the smooth Casanova--is fading faster than the value of the dollar in this evocative land. Clare Fleishman dispels the usual suspects and uncovers the truth behind other pressing questions: How do Italians live so long with all those bad habits? Why are there no index cards in Rome? Join the author as she poignantly recalls lessons both serious and silly from her seasons in Italy.I never tire of looking at them and sometimes take ... People move in, move out and Ia#39;ve never even known they were here. ... One day in Parioli a tiny white- haired man in a baggy blue jacket came by and asked for my knives and scissors .
|Title||:||Saints and Soccer Balls: My Seasons in Italy|
|Publisher||:||Lulu.com - 2010-04-18|