Category Archives: A Beautiful Woman in Venice

Posts that relate to my book, A Beautiful Woman in Venice.

Redefining Beauty: Luisa Bergallii Gozzi

Women’s History Month is almost over, and I don’t want to miss the opportunity to tell you about a little-known remarkable Venetian woman. Labeled a shrew, when really she was the one supporting a crumbling noble family, Luisa Bergalli Gozzi … Continue reading

Posted in A Beautiful Woman in Venice, Venice, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Interviewed by Mona Lisa

Well, not exactly, but I got your attention! Mona Lisa never lived in Venice or was a gondolier, but she was a Beautiful Woman, so I guess the topic fits in my blog. I was actually interviewed by the AUTHOR … Continue reading

Posted in A Beautiful Woman in Venice, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

The Next Event

I’ll be making a presentation about my book A Beautiful Woman in Venice, on Sunday, January 29, 4:30, at the Museo ItaloAmericano. It’s at Fort Mason center in SF. I hope you’ll come join me, and also tell your friends! … Continue reading

Posted in A Beautiful Woman in Venice, Venice, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Redefining Beauty Video: Barbara Strozzi

Who published the most music of any European composer in the Baroque era? Bach, Corelli, Handel? Monteverdi, Pachelbel, Vivaldi? Nope, nope, nope….and nope. It wasn’t even a man. It was Barbara Strozzi, Venetian composer who lived from 1619 to 1677. … Continue reading

Posted in A Beautiful Woman in Venice, Venice | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

December Book Sale!

In the spirit of giving gifts, I’m offering sale prices on my three Venice books for the month of December. Two dollars off each title! Visit each website to get this deal (which is not available if you buy at … Continue reading

Posted in A Beautiful Woman in Venice, Casanova, Gondolas, Venice, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Nasty Woman, Venetian Style

After the recent U.S. presidential election, Urban Dictionary defines a “Nasty Woman” this way: “An intelligent female who is adept at putting ignorant men in their place.” “Her: My Social Security payroll contribution will go up, as will Donald’s — … Continue reading

Posted in A Beautiful Woman in Venice, Venice, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Venetian Midwives–Who Knew?

At the presentation I recently made about Sarra Copia Sulam at the Jewish Community Library in San Francisco, one audience member showed a remarkable knowledge of Venetian history. He approached me afterwards and introduced himself as the expert on Venetian … Continue reading

Posted in A Beautiful Woman in Venice, Venice, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments