Sunday, May 31, 2009

Italian-American Author, Patricia Volonakis Davis, to Appear at Italian-American Museum for Fundraiser In New York City On June 7th 2009.

An award-winning memoir by author Patricia Volonakis Davis delivers an honest, insightful and often hilarious look at cross-cultural marriage and the pursuit of ‘Happily Ever After’ in Harlot’s Sauce: A Memoir of Food, Family, Love, Loss, and Greece.

A first generation Italian-American, Davis describes the challenges and benefits of growing up as a ‘Something-Hyphen-American’ in Long Island, N.Y. Uninterested in dating ‘Real Americans’ who had neither an accent nor a clue about ethnic foods and Old World superstitions, Davis met and married a Greek man. This memoir follows their courtship, marriage, move to Greece,—culminating in a lesson on female empowerment and self-actualization.

Ms. Davis will appear as a fundraiser for the Italian American Museum on Sunday, June 7, 2009, from 2- 4 p.m., where she will discuss some interesting historical facts about Italy’s occupation of Greece during WWII, and a more lighthearted reading on Italian food “versus” Greek food. Books sales will benefit the museum, and refreshments will be served.

(Harlot’s Sauce is also available for purchase through, and all fine bookshops.)

Patricia Volonakis Davis is editor-in-chief of Harlots’ Sauce Radio (, a popular online magazine and podcast. She is the author of If This Woman is Being Operated Recklessly, and other poems on women’s issues, and her essays, stories, and celebrity interviews have appeared in various newspapers and magazines nationally and internationally. Originally from N.Y., she currently resides in Northern California.

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