La Dolce Vita University

La Dolce Vita University


187 Pages


Multiple events in New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Northern California, including strong push to Italian American market.
  • (Pre-launch) Tuesday February 20 6:30 PM:
    Italian American Museum
    155 Mulberry Street
    New York, NY 10013
    Tel.: 212.965.9000
  • Wednesday March 14 12 PM
    Yorktown Rotary Club
    Luncheon — Kirby's Bar & Grill
    345 Kear Street
    Yorktown Heights NY
  • Saturday March 24 4 PM
    Katonah Village Library
    26 Bedford Road
    Katonah, New York 10536
    Phone: 914-232-3508
    Area bookstores: Books on the Common -- Ridgefield CT, Books Galore, Pound Ridge NY, Scattered Books, Chappaqua NY, The Village Bookstore, Pleasantville NY
  • Friday April 13 6:30 PM
    Main Line School Night
    Creutzburg Center
    260 Gulph Creek Rd
    (in Harford Park)
    Radnor, PA 19087
    (Catalog was mailed to 70,000 Philadelphia residents)
  • Thursday April 19 at 6:30 pm
    Westchester Italian Cultural Center
    One Generoso Pope Place
    Tuckahoe, NY 10707
    Catalog mailed to 10,000 — Anderson Books, Larchmont and Womrath Book Shop, Bronxville
    San Francisco Bay Area
  • Thursday April 26 6:30 PM (Tentatively scheduled)
    Istituto Italiano di Cultura
    601 Van Ness Avenue, Suite F
    San Francisco CA 94102
  • Saturday, April 28 at 4 PM
    Book Passage Corte Madera
    51 Tamal Vista Blvd.,
    Corte Madera, CA
    (415) 927-0960
    New York
  • Monday May 7 at 3 PM
    Bronxville Public Library
    201 Pondfield Road
    Bronxville, New York 10708
  • Sunday, June 10 at 4 PM — Author signing with wine and cheese reception
    Larchmont Public Library
    121 Larchmont Ave
    Larchmont, NY 10538
    Anderson Books and Womrath Book Shop for both
    Specific dates TBD for the following are places.
  • Corner Book Store
    1313 Madison Avenue
    New York New York
  • Scuola Italiana del Greenwich Village
    240 Bleecker Street
    New York, NY 10014
  • McNally Jackson
    52 Prince St.,
    New York, NY 10012
    Westchester & CT
  • Ridgefield Library
    472 Main Street
    Ridgefield, Connecticut 06877
  • Greenwich Library
    101 West Putnam Avenue
    Greenwich, CT 06830
  • Equinox Clubs of Westchester & southern CT
  • Circolo Da Vinci of Westchester
  • The Italian American Club of Mahopac
    San Francisco
  • Museo Italo-Americano
    Fort Mason Center
    2 Marina Blvd., Building C
    San Francisco, CA 94123
  • America-Italy Society of Philadelphia
    230 S. Broad St., Suite 1105
    Philadelphia, PA 19102
  • I AM BOOKS - An Italian American Cultural Hub
    189 North Street
    Boston, MA 02113
  • Dante Alighieri Society of Massachusetts, Inc.
    41 Hampshire Street
    Cambridge • MA • 0213
    Wednesday March 14 12 PM
    La Dolce Vita University (LDVU) is the perfect sampler for anyone curious about (or already in amore with) Italy and its remarkably rich cultural gifts, both past and present. True to its lighthearted name, La Dolce Vita “U” is all about pleasurable learning, or what we prefer to call “edu-tainment.” Its dozens of entertaining yet authoritative mini-essays on a wide assortment of intriguing topics encourage random dipping at the reader’s pleasure. Even the most erudite Italophile will discover fun new facts and fascinating new insights in the pages of La Dolce Vita U.

    Mini-essays treat specific topics in one or more of the following subject areas: the Italian character; the visual arts (art, artists, architects); the performing arts (music, theater, cinema); history and antiquity; language and literature; cuisine and agriculture; wine and spirits; traditions and festivals; style and applied arts; unique places. In a wink and nod to the book’s “academic” identity, the 165 mini-essays are arranged alphabetically and accompanied by charming illustrations throughout. A special traveler’s topic index is provided at the end of the book.
    Arlecchino • Arrangiarsi, the Art of Making Do • Arte • Artemisia’s Revenge • Anacapri, the Other Capri • Aperitivi to Digestivi • Amaretti, Amaretto, Amarone • Amorini, The Flying Bambini

    Barbells and Bikinis • Bellini • Bernini’s Angels • Beatrice, Love at First Sight • Botticelli’s Venus • Bonfire of the Vanities • Burano’s Candy-Colored Casas • Bolognese . . . Sauce or Dog?

    Carnevale • Carpaccio • Caterina’s Carciofi • Casanova, So Misunderstood • Centenarians of Sardinia • Carpet Slippers • Cosimo, Caesar of the Renaissance • Canticle of the Creatures • Cave Canem • The Castrati

    The Davids • Dante’s Commedia • Dome-estic Pride • Duomo, Not a Dome but a Home • Dolomiti and the Via Ferrata • Il Doge and His Palace • Divorce Italian Style • Dog Days of Summer

    Empire • The Ecstasy of Saint Teresa • Explosion of the Cart • The Exclamation Point! • Ebru, the Art of Marbled Paper • Espresso, Cappuccino, and Italian Coffee Culture • The Enormous Emperor

    Ferro • Farro • Fichi Fantastiche • Flowering in Fiorenza • “Florence Syndrome” • Firewater • Fra Angelico and Frangelico • Felliniesque

    Graffiti • The Grand Tour • Gelato, Ambrosia of the Boot • Gianduia, Grown-up Nutella • The Greek Soul of Sicily • Giotto, Master of Emotion • Girasole

    Human Chess Game • Hand Gestures • High Heels • The Harry Behind Harry’s Bar • The Four Horses of the Basilica • Hall of the Hunt • Head of the Moor

    Inner Italian • Illusionist Magic • Isabella D • Ippolito’s Golden Apple • Ignudi, not a Gnudi

    J ~ K
    Jazz • Jeans of Genoa • Sangiovese by Jove • Jewel Box of the Adriatic • Kabbalah and the Pope’s Ceiling

    Leone • The Laocoon • Latin • La Bella Lingua • La Bella Figura • Limone • Livia’s Painted Garden • Le Vite • La Dolce Vita

    Mapping Eternity • Magi Chapel • Mezzogiorno • Margherita, Queen of Pearls and Pizza • Marinara • Murano, Island of Glass • The Many Faces of Venice • Marcello

    Nutella • Nativity Scenes • The Italian Navy • Norman Arab Sicily • Nepotism’s Legacy • Nero’s Golden House

    Viva Oliva! • Ovid’s Transformations • Gli Occhiali de Sole • Oculus, Gateway to Heaven • Orphans of the Ospedale

    Primavera Springs Eternal • Paparazzi • Patron Saint of Chefs and … Comedians? • This Little Piggy came from Parma • Pecorino, Cheese and Wine • Peggy’s Palazzo • Ponte Vecchio’s Surprise Savior • Plague Doctor • Pliny the Elder, Storyteller of the World

    Q ~ R
    The Queen Who Refined the French • Renaissance Man • Rock Star of the Renaissance • Rocks of Capo Testa • Relics, Rest in Pieces • Rocco, Patron Saint of Dogs and More • Running of the Saints • Rome’s Decorator • Ridotto “Royale”

    Sympathy for the Borgia • Strangled Priest • Sins of the Father • Shakespeare in Amore • La Serenissma • The Salute • Snow in August • The First Snowball Fight • Scent of a Truffle

    Trulli, Hobbit Houses of Puglia • Trevi • Tiberius’s Swimming Pool • Terrace of Infinity • Tears of Christ • Tempest in a Tiramisu Cup • Torri Saracene • Tuscan Tarot Fantasy

    Ugly but Good • Uccello’s Battle • UNESCO Bonanza • Unswept Away

    Venus’ Navel • Venice’s Venus • Little Venice & Vespucci • The Vespa • Vesuvius • Vitruvius, the Man • Vin Santo e Biscotti • Volare

    Where the Wild Boar Roam • The Wolf Whisperer • Word-Playing with Your Food • Windmills of Sicily • The Wonder of the World

    X ~ Z
    You Say Xitomati and I Say Xitomatho • Za’Faran, From Persia with Love • Zin’s Twin? • Zecchino • Zucarri Mostri Mashup • The Zanni

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    Published 13 March 2018
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    EAN13 9781609521325
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