How to Love an American Man
A True Story
By Kristine Gasbarre
(Harper Paperbacks, Paperback, 9780061997396, 292pp.)
Publication Date: August 2011
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An endearing and unforgettable memoir of love, self-discovery, and enduring, old-fashioned values
Kristine Gasbarre made a New York career of dating driven, inaccessible men. When she realizes her love life will never result in happiness if she continues on the same path, she makes a big decisionrelocating to Italy to discover her roots and find out what defines her adoring grandpa. But upon receiving the news of his sudden passing, she is lured away.
With nowhere left to go, Krissy returns to her small hometown for the first time in a decade to help care for her grandmothera refined, private matriarch suf?fering from early dementia along with the loss of her husband. In her reluctant agreement to share the nearly lost love stories and transformative lessons from her rich sixty-year marriage, Krissys grandma becomes the one of?fering comfort as she coaches her granddaughter through the fear of loving. Grandmas unapologetic femininity and secret giving spirit opens Krissys eyes about relationships, teaching her the single most important requisite for loving a man: first a woman has to learn the power of her own inner beauty.
- Krissy’s life has always been very family oriented, and as she’s grown up, different family members have impacted her in numerous ways. In your own experience, who in your family has had the biggest influence on shaping your life and your outlook?