Life on a Gelato Diet: Everyday Expeditions with an American in Bolzano, Italy Paperback – April 18, 2014
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About the Author
- Item Weight : 6.2 ounces
- Paperback : 172 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1497599636
- ISBN-13 : 978-1497599635
- Product Dimensions : 5 x 0.39 x 8 inches
- Publisher : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (April 18, 2014)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #4,728,562 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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L. Lee McIntyre displays her adventurous spirit during seemingly benign shopping searches which evolve into arduous quests. I especially enjoyed the entertaining mushroom conspiracy, laundry Olympics, the organization of the supermarkets, and the endless search for a razor. Ms. McIntyre’s creative communication abilities are boundless. Who knew a shredder could be expressed as “a machine that broke paper into small pieces.”
This is Italy, so she sprinkles the book with delectable descriptions of the local cuisine. Avocado gelato or pizza with potatoes, anyone? The book, like the Italian cooking depicted, is “simply tasty and satisfying.”
Not the usual tourist fluff, but an insight into life in another part of the world.
Having moved to Italy myself a little over 3 years ago from California, Lee's descriptions of life in Italy made me relive what I experienced when I first came. It's the people you meet, the little customs like stores closed between 12:30pm and 3pm, or the empty streets on Sundays either because people are at church or watching soccer on TV :)
Fabulous book, I highly recommend it. Thanks Lee for having remembered for us what it's like to live in Italy.