New Book - 492 Great Things About Being Italian

Sep 16, 2015 502

492 Great Things About Being Italian (Skyhorse Publishing paperback, also available as an ebook. Available now; ISBN: 978-1-63450-534-5) by Boze Hadleigh is fun, informative and catnip for 17 million Italian-Americans. It follows in the footsteps of other successful books aimed at this minority proud of its remarkable—and ongoing!—heritage.

With 492 humorous entries including tips and tidbits on:

• Celebrities: Leonardo DiCaprio, Al Pacino, Cyndi Lauper, Jay Leno, and others that you may not know are Italian at all.
• Cuisine: spaghetti, pizza, tiramisu, lasagna, and plenty more home-style favorites
• Filmmakers: Martin Scorsese, Brian De Palma, and of course the creator of the "spaghetti Western" Sergio Leone
• Drinks: from espresso to sambuca, macchiato to martini, and many more liquors and liqueurs
• Art: Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Da Vinci, Botticelli, and other great artists and sculptures.
• And many more

One doesn't have to be Italian to enjoy this book, any more than one has to be Jewish to love rye bread. From Lamborghini to Sophia Loren, cannoli to Joe DiMaggio, 492 Great Things About Being Italian is fun and addictive. It's the kind of book that once you peek inside, you won't be able to read just one entry!

About the Author

Boze Hadleigh, author of Celebrity Feuds! and Hollywood and Whine, has written more than twenty books. His books have been translated into fourteen languages and have yielded three plays and eleven TV documentaries. He holds a master's degree in journalism, speaks five languages, and has been a winner on Jeopardy! Boze also writes extensively for magazines, and his work has appeared in more than one hundred publications including TV Guide, Playboy, and Us. When not traveling the world, he splits his time between Beverly Hills, California, and Sydney, Australia.

To request an excerpt or discuss review possibilities for 492 Great Things About Being Italian or to arrange an interview with the author, please contact: Mike Onorato / (212) 643-6816 /

492 Great Things About Being Italian
by Boze Hadleigh
Skyhorse Publishing paperback, also available as an ebook
288 pages
Available now
ISBN: 978-1-63450-534-5
Price: $14.99

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