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More Casanova Appropriation

A while back I posted a bunch of images of book covers featuring Casanova as a title or subject or image or icon. Here are some new images I’ve come across, both books and films, and even a musical. First, … Continue reading

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Celebrating Women’s Equality

Happy Women’s Equality Day! In the US, August 26, 1920, was the day women were granted the right to vote when the 19th Amendment was ratified. To celebrate this, I’d like to share with you the story of an early … Continue reading

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Learn Something New Every Week

“Learn something new every week: get weekly updates on interesting nonfiction articles.” That’s the motto of the website NFReads.com, a clearing house for nonfiction titles. Peruse their pages or even have a weekly email delivered to let you know what’s … Continue reading

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Better Than 20 Years Ago

  While in Venice this summer, I inadvertently ran into an old friend, Diego. He is a gondolier who I met in 1997 when I was researching and writing my book Free Gondola Ride about Venice’s gondoliers. On the same … Continue reading

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Shameless Self-Promotion

Today I got to meet up with my friend Gregory Dowling, professor at Ca’ Foscari and author of a number of novels. He had just received the proofs for the American edition of his latest book, which came out in … Continue reading

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The New Book Exists!

Last March (2016) my publisher in Venice, Supernova Edizioni,  published my new book, A Living Memory: Immortality for Sarra Copia Sulam. But I’ve never actually seen the finished book until today! Libreria Studium is carrying it. I finally got to … Continue reading

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Casanova the Noun

OED entry: “Used allusively of a man whose amorous activities resemble those of Casanova.” Merriam Webster: “Lover, especially : a man who is a promiscuous and unscrupulous lover.” A while back I had a book promotion event and someone in the audience had a … Continue reading

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A New Original

When I first started sharing my writing with a larger audience, I thought the pinnacle of success was lots of money, a book on a best seller list, and maybe a seat at Oprah’s table. Instead, so many other kinds of … Continue reading

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“It’s Time to Redefine Beauty”

Check out this new website, which promotes nonfiction books by posting articles about their topics. As NFReads.com says on the site, “Learn something new every week: get weekly updates on interesting articles by nonfiction authors and discover their books.” It … Continue reading

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Just in Time…

…to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Jewish Ghetto in Venice, I’ve published my newest book! A Living Memory: Immortality for Sarra Copia Sulam.   This is a portrait that is probably of Sarra, though it hasn’t been confirmed: In … Continue reading

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