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I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti: A Memoir of Good Food and Bad Boyfriends

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From failure to fusilli, this deliciously hilarious read tells the story of Giulia Melucci's fizzled romances and the mouth-watering recipes she used to seduce her men, smooth over the lumps, and console herself when the relationships flamed out.

From an affectionate alcoholic, to the classic New York City commitment-phobe, to a hipster aged past his sell date, and not one, but two novelists with Peter Pan complexes, Giulia has cooked for them all. She suffers each disappointment with resolute cheer (after a few tears) and a bowl of pastina (recipe included) and has lived to tell the tale so that other women may go out, hopefully with greater success, and if that's not possible, at least have something good to eat.

Peppered throughout Giulia's delightful and often poignant remembrances are fond recollections of her mother's cooking, the recipes she learned from her, and many she invented on her own inspired by the men in her life. Readers will howl at Giulia's boyfriend-littered past and swoon over her irresistable culinary creations.

About the Author

Giulia Melucci was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY where she still lives, but in a more fashionable neighborhood. She is the former VP of PR for Harper's Magazine, and previously worked at Spy Magazine, Atlantic Monthly Press, Viking, Dutton and Scribner. Visit her website at http://www.ilovedilostimadespaghetti.com.

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Ketgirl, May 26, 2012 (view all comments by Ketgirl)
"I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti: A Memoir of Good Food and Bad Boyfriends" is an entertaining page-turner about an Italian, 20-seomthing New Yorker and her twisted, romantic escapades, mixed with easy, tempting recipes. You'll feel like you're having a long phone conversation with an amusing friend who always dates losers, instead of reading a book. By the time Gina Melucci has gone through an alcoholic, a friend with benefits, a user, as well as a man old enough to be her father, you're ready for her to find the one, but will she? If the author's low self-esteem starts to drive you crazy, you can always bake some "F@#k You Cupcakes."
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780446534413
Author:
Melucci, Giulia
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Love & Romance
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Biography - General
Publication Date:
20100531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7.92x5.58x.81 in. .55 lbs.

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