Positively Pazzo: learning Italian and Travels in Italy - A Memoir by Michael Francis

Positively Pazzo: learning Italian and Travels in Italy - A Memoir book advertising Michael Francis

This book is on discount promotion on Amazon for $0.99 (regularly $4.99) 11/3/2023 - 11/12/2023!

The Joy of Learning Italian

Be swept away on an unforgettable journey of self-discovery, in Positively Pazzo.

Michael Francis is an Australian born New Yorker, determined to learn the Italian language and immerse himself in Italy’s unique culture.

At 55 years of age, he enrolls in an Italian for Beginners course at a Lifelong Learning Institute in Brooklyn.

“Our teacher was carrying a three-ring binder, a plastic container full of whiteboard markers, and the biggest dictionary I had ever seen. It looked like a foundation stone from the Colosseum, wrapped in a bright green dust jacket.

I can remember thinking:
If the Italian language has that many words, variations, exceptions, and verb conjugations, I may as well pack it in here and now.”

Two years later he jets off to Italy to put his rudimentary language skills into practice.

With every misstep in grammar and pronunciation, Michael discovers more about himself and the world he inhabits.

He dices with death on a bus trip to the mountain village of Scanno, and risks a dose of Salmonella poisoning at a Street Food stall in Bari Vecchia.

His struggles and triumphs will make you laugh, cry, and cheer him on, as he embarks on an adventure that will stay with you long after you turn the last page.
If you were inspired by Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat Pray Love, you will be captivated by the laughter and heart-warming story of Positively Pazzo.

Buy your copy now and get lost in translation.