- Formato: Formato Kindle
- Dimensioni file: 2212 KB
- Lunghezza stampa: 344
- Numeri di pagina fonte ISBN: 0957397747
- Editore: Sari Gilbert; 1.9 edizione (11 gennaio 2014)
- Venduto da: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Lingua: Inglese
- ASIN: B00E3G9IQO
- Da testo a voce: Abilitato
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- Recensioni dei clienti: 55 valutazioni clienti
- Posizione nella classifica Bestseller di Amazon: #959.073 a pagamento nel Kindle Store (Visualizza i Top 100 a pagamento nella categoria Kindle Store)
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As a journalist, Gilbert casts a cold eye on the Italian politics of the day, and while many expatriates and exiles tend to rage at the supposed failures of their adopted countries, her book is remarkable for its equanimity and tact.
You should read this book to get a flavor of how uplifting, exciting and bright Italy and its inhabitants used to be before they fell into the current state of terminal moral and material decline. You should also read it as a manual for how to live, how to be accepting, open, curious, exploratory and non-judgmental. I commend the author for her autobiographical honesty and historical observation, and recommend this book.
I now realize that there were several parallel ,separate worlds in Rome which rarely met,
I would recommend Gilbert's book to young people living in the city today as well as to those suffering from nostalgia .
Bravissima Sari, it was hard to put down.
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say thoroughly enjoyable reading - Sari really describes Italians - specifically Romans to the "t"
as I have the pleasure of knowing many through my work over the years.
Great reading - wonderful excursion for your mind away for the daily hum-drum.
The book chronicles the author's many years in Rome--from a college semester in the 1960's onward. Lots and lots o' muddy water under the ponte.
I'm sure the author is a good journalist. She is factual. I know a lot more now about life in Italy. The author mentioned many of types of pasta and pastry, listed reasons why Italians are not motivated to succeed, cites details of who lived in which apartment on which floor of her apartment. It was a lot of information, but it was akin to leafing through an old Montgomery Ward's catalog. Here's your info.
Through it all, she is spectator and judge. Here is a topic, here are the facts, here is the author's opinion. It's "Living", but I didn't get the "Loving". Sex, yes, Love, no. Love, zero. Warmth, zip.
She wrote about a lot about a lot of men. She sought primo sex, describing herself as horny. She complains when younger men didn't appreciate her sexuality. All righty. I appreciate the fact that the author is a ballsy, independent woman. She didn't give most of her Italian sex partners many stars in the delivery of sexual satisfaction department. Again, we get the facts, but no sizzle. It was pretty dry.
Yeah, yeah, that was on purpose.
It was an okay book.
We stayed for two weeks in Sari's apartment in Trastevere, so I truly enjoyed the descriptions of her apartment, the neighborhood, (the vu compra'), the bars and restaurants in the area, some of which we visited. If I had read this book before our trip (not that I would have ever been aware of it) I would have had a better understanding of the place itself, probably. However, reading it on returning home to the US, I found it like a souvenir -- a remembrance.
We found Sari to be a helpful and gracious host. We have rented scores of apartments in Europe and the US over the past decade or two, and often we never even meet the owner, let alone get a glimpse into his/her life. Usually the best that one can hope for is a loose leaf binder with info about nearby attractions and restaurants. (By the way, we liked her apartment very much. It was a very good location and had a great kitchen.)
We had no way of knowing who she is, of course, before meeting her. I might have been a bit more deferential had I understood her status as a journalist, and certainly we could have had a more interesting conversation with her.
One can expect that, since Sari has made her living as a writer, the text of the book is well written with proper grammar and complex sentences. I, like many reviewers, found her sexual exploits a bit more than I needed to know, but that is just personal preference. What I really enjoyed was the rest of the book.
I also enjoyed reading about her writing career, her relationships with men (kind of sad) and the Italian culture rich in art and incredible food. Can't wait to get there!