My guest today is Ivanka Di Felice. Hello! Welcome back to Writing in the Modern Age!
It’s such a pleasure to have you here again.
Can you tell us a little bit about your latest book? When did it come out? Where can
we get it?
It is entitled A Zany Slice of Tuscany and it was released April 7, 2016. It is available on Amazon.
There have been many books written about ex-pat life in Tuscany but because I have relatives here, my life is considerably different so I thought I would share my "Zany" version of life in Tuscany.
with which Mrs. Di Felice still chases her dream is remarkable. She yearns for
the glamorous life of Italy in pictures; meanwhile, she’s the poster child for “forty
is the new sixty.” She dreams of fine restaurants and scintillating
conversations, yet finds herself among a cast of Seinfeld-like characters. And while the rest of Italy lives it,
the Slow Movement eludes her—ironically, when spending time with relatives in
The author’s mother once said, “Perhaps you are not living your dream
but rather the one that mischievous bella
Italia had up her sleeve for you—a dream that demands a full range of
emotions daily.” Knowing how happy Ivanka and her husband are, despite life not
always delivering what they wanted, her mother wisely added, “This shows that
our dreams are not always the best for us.”
A Zany Slice of Tuscany not only gives us an insider’s look at the many beautiful
moments of living abroad, but also transports us into a rarely
seen Italia. Funny stories are recounted with wit and affection
and don’t leave you feeling negative, but instead as if you’ve finally lived . . .
What people are saying about Ivanka's books:
"Some books we read for intellectual reasons. Read this book as a
tonic for finding humor in just about everything we encounter.
Bravissima!" - Grady Harp, HALL OF FAME TOP 100 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
"This is now officially one of my favorite books." - Whistlers Mom, TOP 500 REVIEWER
"The book is well-written and expertly edited." - Italophile Book Reviews
book is so well written, so refreshing and truly funny. Moreover, it is
completely different from other books about la dolce vita in Italy, or
any other place for that matter. I devoured it and I was sorry to get to
the last page. This is a book to keep. Do yourself (or someone else) a
favour and enjoy this Italian ride! Definitely a five-star." - Triene-Mie Le Compte, author