Our Roots Are Deep With Passion

In the twenty-one nonfiction narratives anthologized in Our Roots are Deep with Passion, established and emerging writers reflect on the ways that their lives have been accented with uniquely Italian American flavors. The pieces are as varied as their authors, but all explore the distinctive intersection of language, tradition, cuisine, and culture that characterize the diverse experience of Americans of Italian heritage. Creative Nonfiction Editor Lee Gutkind sums it up when he writes, “this collection is simultaneously sweet and explosive and, perhaps because of that, irrepressibly inspiring.”


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Author Bio

  • Edited by Lee Gutkind
    Lee Gutkind, recognized by Vanity Fair as “the Godfather behind creative nonfiction,” is the founder and editor of Creative Nonfiction, and editor of more than 25 books. He is Distinguished Writer-in-Residence in the Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes at Arizona State University and a professor in the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication Gutkind has lectured to audiences around the world—from China to the Czech Republic, from Australia to Africa to Egypt. 
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