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Maria Laurino sifts through the stereotypes bedeviling Italian Americans to deliver a penetrating and hilarious examination of third-generation ethnic identity. With "intelligence and honesty" (), she writes about guidos, bimbettes, and (mama's boys in Italy); examines the clashing aesthetics of Giorgio Armani and Gianni Versace; and unravels the etymology of southern Italian dialect words like and . According to Frances Mayes, she navigates the conflicting forces of ethnicity "with humor and wisdom."

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"One of the best books about the immigrant experience in America....unique and gracefully written."--

About the Author

Maria Laurino is the author of Were You Always an Italian?, a national bestseller, and Old World Daughter, New World Mother. She lives in New York City with her husband and son.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393321951
Author:
Laurino, Maria
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Minority Studies - Ethnic American
Subject:
Italian americans
Subject:
Italian American women
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Ethnic Studies-Immigration
Series Volume:
107-127
Publication Date:
20010631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.51x5.28x.58 in. .45 lbs.

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