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Italy Is My Boyfriend (Paperback)

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Would wonderful beaches, great sunsets, wild friends, endless cocktails, and fabulous food be enough to keep this relationship together?

Annette Joseph’s years in Italy revealed this truth: Italy, in all its multifaceted, glorious history and culture has to be experienced in full. Over almost three decades, Italy has fed, entertained, confused, excited, lured, promised, lied, satisfied, occasionally disappointed, and utterly enchanted her. She’s left, but can't stay away—she’ll always return. Always. Just like a beloved partner…Italy Is My Boyfriend will take you through the journey of finding love, life, and a sense of home. While often times a lonely, challenging place, never once did the love for this special place waiver. See how one very determined lady finds her dream place in the Tuscan sun.

About the Author

Annette Joseph lives half of the year in Italy and is an expert on entertaining, cooking, and styling. She regularly appears on NBC’s Today and Martha Stewart Living Radio. Her recipes and party ideas have been featured in Better Homes and Gardens, Epicurious, MSN, The Huffington Post, Southern Living, and Woman’s World, among others.

Currently Annette conducts creative retreats and workshops at La Fortezza teaching styling, photography, painting, and food-centric workshops. La Fortezza is a medieval fortress in northern Tuscany she and her husband painstakingly renovated for three years. On twenty-seven acres, the property has a large kitchen garden, rose garden, and vineyard, as well as a newly-planted olive grove.

Praise For…

"Annette Joseph has written a sparkling book—full of humor and insight—about the cultural road blocks to buying a house in Italy. Luckily, she prevailed, with her love for Italy intact, and has written a valentine of a book for all of us to savor. Brava!!"
— Tricia Brock, Director and Visionary Storyteller

"This memoir of memorable moments is a guide to making our own memories—a reminder to feel deeply, to love greatly, to dream big, and to notice the good, the bad, and everything in between along the way, whilst always holding onto the vision of finding the secret key to our own happiness. I so embrace Annette's generosity of spirit in sharing this guide to falling in love with and living in Italy. 'Fatene Tesoro!'"
— Betty Soldi, Florentine and Creative Thinker

"If you've ever fantasized about buying a European farmhouse in the middle of a vineyard (and who hasn't?) you'll enjoy house hunting with Annette through the Tuscan countryside. We've worked together producing magazines for more than a decade, so I have followed the search from afar and once even spent a magical week at her home in Alassio. The Josephs' wildly entertaining tales of the crazy and often unwritten rules of real estate investing in Italy have made me laugh out loud, and now she's sharing them with readers. The book has the ups and downs of all good love stories. There's even a magic castle."
— Betsy Riley, Editor in Chief of "Atlanta Magazine"
Product Details
ISBN: 9781642935097
ISBN-10: 1642935093
Publisher: Post Hill Press
Publication Date: May 26th, 2020
Pages: 272