Saturday, June 9, 2012
Living in a Foreign Language: A Memoir of Food, Wine, and Love in Italy by Michael Tucker
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Years ago I read Michael Tucker's first book I Never Forget a Meal: An Indulgent Reminiscence and remembered enjoying it. Our lives had some parallels growing up on the East Coast and attending the same college studying theater so I was curious.
All this spurred me to read his first novel After Annie, which just came out this year, about imagined lives based on his relationship with his wife, Jill Eikenberry. Click HERE for what I had to say!
And if that wasn't enough, I requested from my local library Living in a Foreign Language: A Memoir of Food, Wine, and Love in Italy, which he wrote in 2007. As one person said in a review, don't read this while you are hungry!
Doesn't everyone share that dream of moving to another country and finding a new life? Most of us will never act out that dream but we can experience it vicariously through charming memoirs like this book. I found the bits and pieces shared concerning the difficulties of the acting professional interesting and have found a new appreciation for Italian food, with which Michael Tucker is seriously in love. The people he meets, the discoveries he makes about Italy, and his love of life in general make this great fun.
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