This light, lively book takes place in Italy, with hilarious anecdotes about the author and her husbandâ€™s trip to visit his family in Abruzzo and finally their escape to Tuscany.
Her own expectations were shattered when she embarked on la dolce vita. She envisioned drinking unforgettable Brunello by candlelight and discussing art and history with elegant dinner guests. Instead, dinner discussions revolved around how to avoid a â€śbad wind,â€ť whether the Mafia runs IKEA, and bizarre theories on why the Chinese in Italy never have funerals. Now she drinks Zioâ€™s own â€śunforgettable,â€ť almost undrinkable, wine, as he pays long-winded tributes to the vile liquid as if it were an elixir of the gods. Celebrate with our authorâ€”for mere mortals, or their livers, could not have lived to tell the tale.
So pour yourself a glass of bad Italian wine, add a dose of accordion music, and spend some time in Ivanka Di Feliceâ€™s Italy.
Ivanka Di Felice is a writer living in Tuscany. She will assure you that it's far less pretentious than it sounds. She was born in Toronto, Canada. She is 39 years and 94 months old. In her quest for happiness, she followed Nora Ephronâ€™s advice: â€śSecret to life, marry an Italian.â€ť She loves writing humorous stories, cooking and enjoys reading.