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As the Romans Do: The Delights, Dramas, And Daily Diversions Of Life In The Eternal City

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A celebration of the character and style of one of the world's mostspectacular cities! This vibrant insider's view of the most mature cityon earth is the perfect companion for anyone who loves anythingItalian. In 1995, after a twenty-year love affair with Italy, Alan Epsteinfulfilled his dream to live in Rome. In As the Romans Do, hecelebrates the spirit of this stylish, d ...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published March 22nd 2000 by William Morrow
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Jane
This is a fun book for finding examples of egregiously bad word choice and sentence structure. Nevertheless I devoured it, relishing every detail of the author's daily experiences in my favorite city. Ya gotta respect a guy who's figured out how to support himself and his family (amazingly, with writing) so he can live la dolce vita. I seem to have an unending appetite for books of this nature, and I'm not proud of it.
Traczy555
Beautifully written by one who so obviously loves Rome. Many aspects reminded me of my time living in Florence, as some of the idiosyncrasies of Rome and Romans apply to Italians as a whole. I found myself rereading parts or reading it very slowly because of the poetic writing...even stopping at times to praise Epstein for writing with such care about this place I so love too. I know I am being a bit gooey about it, but I even loved the smell of my book copy and felt such a desire to hug it afte ...more
Steve
Nicely written, approachable essays about Rome through an American's eyes.
Leah
Mar 02, 2007 Leah rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone who's been to Rome, plans to go there or just loves to read travel essays.
Great book about an American family that moves to Rome and how they adjust to daily life. Alan Epstein brings modern Roman life to life- when I read this book I had just gotten back from Rome myself so it was great to read. The most true thing that he says is that Rome gets under your skin and makes you want to return again and again- it may take a few years or even a few visits but eventually it gets to you. very true.
Cerealflakes
This book is a collection of stories about daily life in Rome as an American. It offered very little new in the memoir genre and it was poorly written and poorly organized. I was interested in a few parts of the book, but mostly I found his essays boring. He wrote an entire essay about an hour long jog he likes to take on Sunday mornings. Boring. He is also a huge fan of cliches, not something I appreciate.
Elizabeth
The thing about this book is I felt like I was being talked at.
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