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As the Romans Do: An American Family's Italian Odyssey

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A celebration of the character and style of one of the world's most spectacular cities! This vibrant insider's view of the most mature city on earth is the perfect companion for anyone who loves anything Italian. In 1995, after a twenty-year love affair with Italy, Alan Epstein fulfilled his dream to live in Rome. In As the Romans Do, he celebrates the spirit of this stylish, dramatic, ancient city that formed the hub of a far-flung empire and introduced the Mediterranean culture to the rest of the world. He also reveals today's Roman men and women in all their appealing contradictions: their gregarious caffe culture; inborn artistic flair; passionate appreciation of good food; instinctive mistrust of technology; showy sex appeal; ingrained charm and expressiveness; surprisingly unusual attitudes toward marriage and religion; and much, much more.

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Rome is a great place to visit — but imagine the delights of living there. Long in love with the Eternal City, Alan Epstein has been reveling in life as a resident since 1995. In "As the Romans Do, he reveals the city and its people in all their facets and contradictions: their gregarious "cafféculture, inborn artistic flair, passionate appreciation of good food, instinctive mistrust of technology, showy sex appeal, ingrained charm, and much more. He unveils a place alive with pleasure and paradox, both pagan and Christian, Western and Middle Eastern. Rome is where one can relax, reflect, revel, and rebel — all between the morning's cappucino and the evening's grappa.

About the Author

Alan Epstein holds a Ph.D. in European history from New York University. A successful author and speaker on Italian life and culture, he also offers corporate and private escorted tours, special events, and retreats in Rome and other parts of Italy. He has reported on Italian life for America Online and is a regular Europe correspondent for American radio. He has appeared on Oprah and numerous other television shows. He lives with his wife and two sons in the heart of Rome.

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claywimmin, June 8, 2011 (view all comments by claywimmin)
Alan Epstein is passionate about Rome, and he shares that passion with his readers. Together with his wife and two sons he moves from California to Rome, and his day-to-day experiences are reflected in this delightful book. Come along with him on his Sunday morning jog, to a function at his sons' school, join them at dinner with friends. Each chapter is a story in itself and an absolute delight to read. Pick up this book and you are, truly, living in Rome and doing as the Romans do.
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Natalie Aldern, August 15, 2010 (view all comments by Natalie Aldern)
Ever dreamt of packing up and moving your family to a new country and a new life? Epstein and his wife do just that when they move their young family to Rome. The chapters function as short stories or observations on the experience of being an American living in Italy. The anecdotes range from charming to infuriating. The book is a sweet look at the challenges and payoffs of living as Romans do.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060933951
Author:
Epstein, Alan
Publisher:
William Morrow & Company
Author:
by Alan Epstein
Location:
New York
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Europe - Italy
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Form - Essays
Subject:
Rome
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Perennial ed.
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
7620
Publication Date:
20010631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7.94x5.36x.77 in. .57 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Rome is a great place to visit — but imagine the delights of living there. Long in love with the Eternal City, Alan Epstein has been reveling in life as a resident since 1995. In "As the Romans Do, he reveals the city and its people in all their facets and contradictions: their gregarious "cafféculture, inborn artistic flair, passionate appreciation of good food, instinctive mistrust of technology, showy sex appeal, ingrained charm, and much more. He unveils a place alive with pleasure and paradox, both pagan and Christian, Western and Middle Eastern. Rome is where one can relax, reflect, revel, and rebel — all between the morning's cappucino and the evening's grappa.

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