La Bella Figura
Comments: The style of these travel essays with sociological twinge is well-anticipated. It presents the reader with a quirky archeology of Italian stereotypes - once again, Beppe! Severgnini tries to curb even his own Italian chauvinistic urge by levelling his essays with the eye-view of the foreigner, and particularly the American. Not a bad selling technique.
I can't wait to read the Italian reviews though. Let me do it and will be back with more.