Tattered Cover is pleased to welcome Andrea Susan Valentine Gelfuso Goetz to sign her debut book, My Modena: A Year of Fear, Laughter, and Exhilaration in Italy at Colfax on 9/23/21 at 6pm.
My Modena, by Andrea Susan Valentine Gelfuso Goetz (aka Andrea Gelfuso), is a hilarious memoir of the year she and her family spent in Modena Italy. Modena, an Italian city that frustrated her every attempt to do the simplest things. Buying a stamp shouldn't be this complicated. Living in an apartment that was like camping, with tile and nowhere to sit. Modena is a town full of ancient churches and beautiful Italians.
Here you will meet her friend Melanie, a fashionista who can make ATM's bend to her will from across the country. You will also meet her landlady Giovanna and her husband Raimondo who watched as six firefighters tried to get Andrea and her family back into their 7th floor apartment, using a ladder truck.
You'll also meet Piero the artist, Luca who sold boots, and let us not forget Danilo, Fabio (of the soon to be famous Fabio's balcony), and Marcello, heart-stoppingly gorgeous Italians all.
There's also a mime who knew much more than he was saying.
Come along with Andrea on a year long journey of hilarity, frustration, and exhilaration in Italy. In Modena. In only the way Andrea can tell it.
Come with her to My Modena.
About the Author:
Andrea Susan Valentine Gelfuso Goetz is an environmental attorney who adores Italy and all things Italian. A year in Italy with her husband and two kids, while living in an apartment that was like camping, with tile, and in a city that was like God's attic, made her appreciate Italian culture, art, and heart-stoppingly gorgeous Italians. Her book, My Modena, a Year of Fear, Laughter, and Exhilaration in Italy details the delightful confusion of living in a town that made every task hilariously frustrating, but every walk a journey into Italy's fascinating past - and thrilling present.