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books of the week

Books of the week: 6th October – 11the October

12 ottobre 2014 at 07:01 By

BIGNARDI

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L’AMORE CHE TI MERITI
(The love you deserve) by  Daria Bignardi
Alma and Maio are brother and sister. They are living  happily their adolescence until one day, on holiday, Alma proposes Maio to try Heroin. For Alma it is just a brief experience, Maio is shocked and disappears. Only thirty years later, when Antonia, Alma’s only daughter, tells her mother  she is pregnant, Alma reveals her about her brother. Antonia starts looking for Maio, but her research soon becomes Alma’s quest  in herself.
THE AUTHOR – Daria Bignardi , journalist, was born in Ferrara but lives in Milan. She has already published the memoir Non vi lascerò orfani (2009), the novel Un karma pesante (2010), L’acustica perfetta 82012).  She also writes for  ‘Vanity Fair’ and is author and presenter of the TV show ‘Le invasioni barbariche’ on  La 7.

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IL POTERE DELLE DOMANDE
 (The Power of questions) by  Lucia Giovannini
Often we are so busy and engaged in our daily life that we do not ask ourselves  what we are doing and why.  This book offers 108 questions to help us  bring into focus our real desires, to lead us through our personal research.
THE AUTHOR -  Lucia Giovannini is a member of the American Psychological Association, has a doctorate in Psychology and Counselling and has founded the association  BlessYou!, which focuses on the personal and social development .

 

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PEEP SHOW
by Federico Baccomo Duchesne
The books deals with the desire to appear, the vulgarity of the TV world and the cruelty of the media world through the life of a man, Nicola Presci, who has had fifteen minutes of popularity on TV and is ready to do everything he can to get back his fame.
THE AUTHOR -  Federico Baccomo Duchesne was born in Milan in 1978. He has already published Studio illegale (2009) inspired to the homonymous blog and adapted to the cinema by Fabio Volo and  La gente che sta bene (2011) which has been turned into a film starring Claudio Bisio.

 

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PER QUANTO MI RIGUARDA SONO SEMPRE INNAMORATO (As to me, I am always in love)
by Sandro Settimj

Ugo likes women, but she does not understand them. He is a romantic lover always disillusioned by the behavior of women nowadays. His disappointment is complete when he goes to work in a tourist resort. Until he falls in love …the novel is about the confusion of modern man, only apparently cynical but , as a matter of fact, deeply weak and frail.
THE AUTHOR –  Sandro Settimj was born in Rome in 1963. After a degree in languages, he worked as entertainer in tourist resorts all over the world. He writes for RAI and Per quanto mi riguarda sono sempre inamorato is his first novel.

 

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IL NUOVO METODO ANTISTRONZE
(The new antistronze method) by Danny Samuelson
The book distinguished between he-bastards and she -bastards (stronzi and stronze). Stronzi are your real and defined enemies – your arrogant and only apparently self confident boss, for example; stronze are those people who are doing everything for your own sake – your devoted mother, your partner who knows everything about you, included your credit card number, the person who cries and suffers for you…etc.
THE AUTHOR - Danny Samuelson (1967) is a psychologist. After a master in relational psychodynamic, he trained at the Mental Research Institute in Palo Alto (California). Son of a rabbi and coming from a Jewish family,  he says he has left his studies about religion to devote himself to study women. Now he is (happily) surrounded by the enemy: his wife and two daughters.

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