Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Book Review: "Never Trust A Thin Cook" By Eric Dregni.

"Never Trust A Thin Cook and other lessons from Italy's Culinary Capital," by Eric Dregni.

Ok, expats, travelers and those interested in knowing what its like to move to it is. An amazing first hand account from writer and professor, Eric Dregni. In his book he takes you on the journey of moving to Italy and overcoming large challenges as he becomes accustomed to the Italian lifestyle.

If you've ever been to Italy, you know that most things are not run efficiently or by the book. You kind of have to go with the flow and not expect to get anything done without some sort of drama. While reading this book, I laughed so much because there were moments he describes that I actually have experienced first hand. The idea or concept of knowing someone who knows someone else who can hook you up with a job or connection is real and not a story. Its all about who you know in Italy. This book is a truthful account of life in Italy and seeing and reading it through the eyes of an American as he adjusts to Italian life is enlightening. I always wondered if anyone else felt the way I did when for example you go to the bank and it takes half a day just to get one thing done, because someone behind the counter is smoking their cigarette and taking their time. Really. This is Italy.

"Never Trust A Thin Cook" by Eric Dregni is a wonderful account of moving to Italy and adjusting to the sweet life. The story is told in a humorous way that will make you laugh because its incredibly true and detailed to the Italian culture. I loved this book and if anyone is about to move to Italy or lives in Italy and is American--you will find this book to be incredibly helpful and engaging. You might learn something too. Great book! Thanks Eric Dregni.

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