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The acclaimed author of Gone Primitive interweaves autobiographical moments with engrossing interpretations of American cultural icons, from Dr. Doolittle to Lionel Trilling, from The Godfather to Camille Paglia, to create this unflinching account of crossing cultural boundaries--of what it means to be an Italian American.
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Growing up an Italian-American in the Bensonhurst neighborhood of New York city, Marianna De Marco longed for college, culture, and upward mobility. Her daydreams circled around WASP (White Anglo Saxon Protestant) heroes on television—like Robin Hood and the Cartwright family—but in Brooklyn she never encountered any. So she associated...