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Living in a Foreign Language: A Memoir of Food, Wine and Love in Italy

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  • Posted August 23, 2009

    Just fun reading...

    It is an easy read. Good for a flight or beach. Always fun to travel through someones adventures.

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  • Posted August 10, 2009

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    Entertaining read...

    This book is about what many who have traveled wish to do, but the lucky make a reality. It is an entertaining journey through life and Italy with many comical and poignant reflections. I would like to be packed in their suitcase and left in a spare bedroom. I indulged in their meals, banter and also felt fulfilled. Thankfully I have Italian friends who help to make this a mini reality, but then have to return back to the states after my all too short 10 day vacation.
    Buy this for a friend who enjoys food and Italy or read at book club and talk about the what ifs.
    Oh, and don't be worried about the couple of "f" words used, it was never meant to be offensive and more commonly expressed depending upon where you have lived.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2009

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    This was an enjoyable read!

    I was just browsing in Barnes and Noble when I spotted this book on a display table. I was curious so I read some before deciding to buy it. I remember Michael Tucker and his wife Jill from L.A.Law and wondered what had happened to them. His descriptions of scenery and food are amazing! I especially loved his account of going to a gym in Italy because Jill thought he was indulging in food too much(man, could this guy eat!). The only minus for me is the use of the f word which I think is totally unnecessary but which appears throughout the book. I read travel memoirs such as this one because I don't travel much myself, but, in spite of the use of that ugly word, it was a very enjoyable read!

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  • Posted May 19, 2009

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    Well worth a read

    This is a very engaging book. I wasn't particulary a fan of this "LA Law" couple but picked it up because I love to escape by reading travel journals. This is a great escape for anyone who ever wanted to pack up and move to another country just because they could! Michael Tucker is a very entertaining writer and I hope to see more from him soon.

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  • Posted April 23, 2009

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    Italy explored

    This brought me right back to the fourteen days I was in Italy . I could visualize exactly what Michael was writing about. Loved this book

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