“The Italian Thing” is a hilarious recount of how I explore my heritage during our more than memorable trip to Sicily. My mother was Italian and this gave me a taste of Italian culture as I grew up. Being exposed to Italian traditions at home is entirely different than experiencing it firsthand. That is what I found out when my husband Mike and I took a thirty-two day vacation to Sicily, where we got to know what THE ITALIAN THING really is. I detail our adventures and misadventures as we visited Mike’s relatives in Sicily. I share how we got to know the locals, their customs, and lifestyle, and how everyone seemed to think that “everything will be fine” no matter what troubles they were in. During those weeks, Mike and I went through “culture shock” despite the fact that we are both Italian. In the end, it is also THE ITALIAN THING in us that made us enjoy the trip.
5.5'' x 8.5''
, 140 pages
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / General