My Home Sweet Rome
Sari Gilbert, who has lived in the Eternal City for close to 40 years, answers with a resounding “yes”. But it’s a “yes, but”. A native New Yorker who moved to Rome after grad school, Gilbert wrote My Home Sweet Rome to describe what life is really like in the Italian capital: beguiling, intoxicating and infuriating. Gilbert loves living in Italy – the people, the food, the architectural and artistic remnants of a glorious past. But she has also written a no-holds-barred exposé of the country’s stifling bureaucracy, its dead-end politics and contradictory social customs. As a foreign correspondent, she lived through the less pleasant phases of recent Italian history: Mafia, terrorism, the assassination attempt on the life of the first (but not the last) non-Italian Pope and the meteoric rise of Silvio Berlusconi. And as an attractive single woman, she reveals what love (and sex) are really like with Italian men, be they average Giuseppes or high-placed movers and shakers.
In love with Italy from a young age, Sari Gilbert moved to Rome in 1972 where as a foreign correspondent for a number of American and Canadian publications, including Newsweek and the Washington Post, she covered everything except soccer matches and fashion shows. Subsequently she worked for 16 years for the prestigious Italian daily Il Sole 24 Ore.
About My Home Sweet Rome
Title: My Home Sweet Rome
Author: Sari Gilbert
Paperback: 344 pages
Publisher: Perigord Press
Published date: March 6th, 2014
Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 23.39 x 2.27 cm
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