100 Messengers of Abruzzo invade bookstore shelves from abroad

Jun 10, 2021 194

One hundred more fantastic personalities originally from 70 cities, towns, and villages around the Abruzzo region of Italy. They currently reside in 25 countries around the world and on all continents.

This is the content of the second volume of I Messaggeri d'Abruzzo nel Mondo (The Messengers of Abruzzo Around the World) by Dom Serafini, published by Edizioni Il Viandante, and available in bookstores in Italy in July 2021, and abroad on Amazon (and other sites) since June 10, 2021. Serafini, editor of the TV trade publication, VideoAge, in New York City, is himself an Abruzzo native.

The book makes it clear to readers that there are two Abruzzos: the original one in Italy and another scattered throughout the world. We know the first because it’s a known tourist attraction, with its tall mountains, wide beaches, large natural parks, towns and villages full of art, unique cuisine, spectacular wines, as well as the fact that it’s home, for example, to bears and eagles.

The second Abruzzo has as many people from Abruzzo as there are in Abruzzo, and they are scattered all over the world. These are fascinating people, some of whom return to Abruzzo, if only on the pages of the Italian daily, Il Messaggero, in the feature that Serafini runs every Sunday. These features were eventually collected to create this book that Serafini hopes people will read.

Among the personalities featured are: Joseph Del Raso, former president of NIAF; Ron DeSantis, governor of Florida; Mathea Falco, former Deputy Secretary of State; Salvatore Martoche, a former judge of the NYS Supreme Court, and Hollywood star Annabella Sciorra.

This is a book that will fascinate all, no matter what page they open to, because it can be read starting from the end. Each story could inspire a film script. Many of those featured are not part of the old "cardboard suitcase" type of emigration, but of the so-called Abruzzo "brain drain," since are highly educated. For this reason the book could have a much greater value than mere curiosity. Young people should use it as a reference for a career abroad, and older folks should give it to young people as a guide to better direct them towards successful overseas careers in all fields.

In terms of data, most of the 100 personalities chronicled in the book reside in the U.S., but they can also be found in Canada (13), Argentina (6), and other countries in Latin America, including Venezuela, Peru, Chile, Cuba, and Guatemala. Others have traveled even further, to Australia (6), Japan (2), Great Britain (6), and one each in Turkey, China, Algeria, Morocco, and Nepal. The people featured who live in Europe are in 10 different countries.

The names of the 100 personalities can be found on the book’s dedicated Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/I-messaggeri-dellAbruzzo-nel-mondo-100125355070882/?ref=pages_you_manage 

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