Saints and Soccer Balls: My Seasons in Italy

Saints and Soccer Balls: My Seasons in Italy

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The stuff of stereotype--the pious Catholics, the famous Italian famiglia, the bumbling bureaucracy, the smooth Casanova--is fading faster than the value of the dollar in this evocative land. Clare Fleishman dispels the usual suspects and uncovers the truth behind other pressing questions: How do Italians live so long with all those bad habits? Why are there no index cards in Rome? Join the author as she poignantly recalls lessons both serious and silly from her seasons in Italy.Big parties, bulging envelopes, trips to Greece--yes, of course--but no speedy push from the nest, no sprint to college as in the United States where parents go deep into debt, downsize their lives and can only dream of zip codes where climate outshines ... To Italian parents, a college campus where a small city of teenagers lives in close quarters is a recipe for sex, drugs and rock and roll. So instead ofanbsp;...

Title:Saints and Soccer Balls: My Seasons in Italy
Author: Clare Fleishman - 2010-04-18

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