This story is more than the usual immigrant success story. Gene Cioni was a teenager, a barber, an orphan -- all before he turned 20 -- and then he turned himself into a celebrity chef before the word was coined. He lived life fast, died too young, left a 9 year old daughter to later research his restaurants and his life in Italy and to create a powerful and emotional love story. The book's packed with humour and tears and black and white photos from the 50's. It's a wonderful walk down the streets of the fabulous fifties, a beautiful gift for a loved one (father, daughter, memoir-reader, lover of all things Italian) and a chance to try your hand at making spaghetti sauce for 100. Read and enjoy.
Maria Coletta McLean
author of My Father Came From Italy
- Audible Audiobook
- Listening Length: 6 hours and 23 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Maria Cioni
- Audible.com Release Date: May 29 2018
- Language: English, English
- ASIN: B07D9T3D9Z
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #122,481 in Audible Audiobooks (See Top 100 in Audible Audiobooks)
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