The Broken Heart Diet

The Broken Heart Diet

by Tom Formaro
The Broken Heart Diet

The Broken Heart Diet

by Tom Formaro


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A sweet, sexy, and magical comedy...
Time heals a broken heart. But can a plate of pasta puttanesca?

San Francisco chef Dante Palermo is on the broken heart diet: he's lost the love of his life and twenty-five pounds. Can a visit from the ghost of his Sicilian nonna change all that? Not if Dante can't master his melancholy. In the midst of his emotional free fall, Dante opens a restaurant in North Beach, San Francisco's famed Italian neighborhood. As he clashes with his ill-tempered business partner, he begins a journey to career success beyond his imagination. With his heart, however, the struggles endure. On an enchanted odyssey that takes him from San Francisco to Des Moines to Rome, Dante tries to overcome his heartache and win the heart of his inamorata. Full of magic, lighthearted fun, and romance, The Broken Heart Diet tells the story of one lovelorn man's attempt to find true love.

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ISBN-13: 9780984259311
Publisher: Tramonto Press
Publication date: 06/01/2014
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

Tom Formaro is a writer, drummer, and dad. After 14 years in the San Francisco Bay Area, Tom returned to Des Moines with is wife and beautiful daughter. They have a rescue puppy, Enzo. He's the son of a Sicilian immigrant and an first-generation Italian-American. His family is in the restaurant business and through high school, college, and grad school, he worked in restaurants as everything from a dishwasher to a cook. The Broken Heart Diet is largely based on Tom's kitchen experience. He has published short stories in Spoilage, Akkadian, SoMa Literary Review, and A Sexy Story. He is also the co-author (with his lovely wife, Rachel) of a children's book, Alfonso, the Christmas Pumpkin.

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