- Paperback: 272 pages
- Publisher: Seal Press (Sept. 23 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1580052509
- ISBN-13: 978-1580052504
- Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 2.5 x 20.3 cm
- Shipping Weight: 363 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,226,982 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Tango: An Argentine Love Story Paperback – Sep 23 2008
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In her memoir, the author's accounts of passionate, sweaty tango dances are reinterpreted through her explanation of Zen. In this sense the reader comes to understand how tango, as Cusumano puts it, is not a 'vice' but a 'virtue', as it becomes a way to fall in love with Argentina.
— The Argentimes
"If you've ever loved and lost, Tango: An Argentine Love Story, by Camille Cusumano, will ring true. After a failed relationship, the author heads to Argentina - and finds mouthwatering cuisine, welcoming people, and a passion for dance. Though it may take two to tango, the lesson here is how to live happily on your own."
— Shape Magazine "
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If you like to experience yourself through the journeys of other people, then you will find this fast-paced narrative engaging.
For those who are immersed in social argentine tango and could do without the drama, then save yourself from this train wreck. I have no tears for this lady and only picked up this book because a group of tango friends thought it would be a good idea to have a book club night.
After reading this book, I felt like an emotional tampon. The author makes a grevious mistake by cheating on her boyfriend, rejects his marriage proposal then gets bent out of shape when a mutual friend goes for him leaving her out of the loop. She sulks in her own issues and finds herself in argentina where she goes through a journey of self discovery. Now I would be happy with a story about self-discovery, but it's the way the character/author acted in her self-discovery that makes me think that she didn't discover anything but an over-inflated ego. She talks about how she didn't really need the taxi dancer she hired and calls herself a tango goddess. Before I end up flipping a desk I'll just say this. If the author is reading this, I'm sure you meant well and I'm sure you poured your heart into this, but I don't find this story inspiring or sincere at all. Maybe I'm a cave man and missed the point, but it feels like I was reading about a bunch of baggage that someone wrote in their journal. I don't feel this story is sincere at all and if anybody, man or woman, claims themself to be some tango diety, After reading this book I felt emotionally drained and used. If I wanted to feel that way, I can just stop by any night club in hollywood and listen to every wannabe actor's sob story.