Kamin Mohammadi's BELLA FIGURA "celebrates all things delectably Italian"
Follow Kamin Mohammadi's year-long quest to learn how to slow down, eat well, love better, and live an all together fuller life, the Italian way. After struggling with heartbreak and a "dream life" that seemed only leave her drained, London magazine editor Kamin chose her way out -- a flight to Florence, Italy. Her journey includes a cast of memorable characters and new Italian neighbors who helped teach her to appreciate beauty, make pasta al pomodoro, and even how to navigate romantic relationships. BELLA FIGURA is a useful guide to slowing down for busy people and go-getters, and those who just want a taste of Italian life.
“This book is my ideal type of armchair travel: immersive, insightful, seductive. In Bella Figura, Kamin Mohammadi takes us to the year in Florence that changed her life, and gives us the tools to bring the grace of the Italian lifestyle to our own lives. It’s a reminder to slow down, look around, taste, listen, and to open ourselves to new possibilities.” —Stephanie Danler, author of Sweetbitter
“In this charming hybrid of self-help and memoir, journalist Mohammadi relates a journey that began 10 years ago when she left her frazzled and unfulfilling life in London for a year’s sabbatical in Florence. . . . [She] conveys life lessons learned in Italy (from the health benefits of olive oil to the importance of slowing down and observing one’s surroundings), alongside her progression toward self-acceptance. . . . Mohammadi captures myriad aspects of the charming Italian lifestyle, and her story’s happy ending is a testament to its benefits.” —Publishers Weekly
“A charming, delightful memoir of self-transformation. . . . Interspersed throughout with delicious recipes and bella figura–inspired lifestyle tips, the book is a down-to-earth modern-day fairy tale for the world-weary that celebrates personal transformation and all things delectably Italian.” —Kirkus Reviews
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