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Being Italian

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DON'T EVER FORGET WHERE YOU CAME FROM!
BEING ITALIAN: A MEMOIR is about a big Italian - American family blending the generations in 1950s and 1960s in Brooklyn, N.Y. It is the story of huge Sunday dinners with Grandpa's homemade red wine and Grandma's big apron, big heart and thick accent.
BEING ITALIAN: A MEMOIR will have you reminiscing about childhood memories, no matter where your immigrant family came from. Younger generations learn ...
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Overview

DON'T EVER FORGET WHERE YOU CAME FROM!
BEING ITALIAN: A MEMOIR is about a big Italian - American family blending the generations in 1950s and 1960s in Brooklyn, N.Y. It is the story of huge Sunday dinners with Grandpa's homemade red wine and Grandma's big apron, big heart and thick accent.
BEING ITALIAN: A MEMOIR will have you reminiscing about childhood memories, no matter where your immigrant family came from. Younger generations learn about their past, because by telling the story of one family and their struggles to become Americans, Marino Amoruso, in a larger sense, tells the tale of millions of people who came to this nation seeking a better life.
Known for his imaginative, expressive writing and dry wit, Amoruso touches us with both laughter and tears. INCLUDED in this memoir is "AUNT PHIL'S COOKBOOK"- a special collection of family recipes. WINNER - SONS OF ITALY LITERARY HERITAGE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780983693109
  • Publisher: MyMar Entertainment Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/4/2011
  • Pages: 418
  • Sales rank: 980,122
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Meet the Author

Marino Amoruso is an award-winning writer, director, producer and author. He has written, directed and edited over 50 films for networks such as PBS, The History Channel, Fox Sports Network, ESPN, The Arts and Entertainment Network, Madison Square Garden Network, Metro Sports, Lifetime, USA Network, Documentary Channel and many others. He has been nominated for four Emmy Awards, won the prestigious Western Heritage Award and has won awards at the New York Film Festival. He has written nine books - Gil Hodges: The Quiet Man; Our Contributions: The Italians in America; Back in the Day: Reflections of a Baby Boomer; Being Italian: A Memoir; The Italians: A Musical History and the novels Across 7th Street; The Sixth Family, Monroe City Blues and The Last Outlaw.
His most recent film, the docudrama Jackie Robinson: My Story, won the Best Picture Award at both the Long Island International Film Expo and the Garden State Film Festival. He recently received the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Sons of Italy in America for his contributions in preserving Italian-American culture, history and heritage in his books and films. He has three children and a granddaughter and lives in Bohemia, New York.
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