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Italy is My Boyfriend - A Memoir

Would wonderful beaches, great sunsets, wild friends, endless cocktails, and fabulous food be enough to keep this relationship together?

Annette Joseph’s years in Italy revealed this truth: Italy, in all its multifaceted, glorious history and culture has to be experienced in full. Over almost three decades, Italy has fed, entertained, confused, excited, lured, promised, lied, satisfied, occasionally disappointed, and utterly enchanted her. She’s left, but can’t stay away—she’ll always return. Always. Just like a beloved partner...Italy is My Boyfriend will take you through the journey of finding love, life, and a sense of home. While often times a lonely, challenging place, never once did the love for this special place waiver. See how one very determined lady finds her dream place in the Tuscan sun.

Annette Joseph lives half of the year in Italy and is an expert on entertaining, cooking, and styling. She regularly appears on NBC’s Today and Martha Stewart Living Radio. Her recipes and party ideas have been featured in Better Homes and Gardens, Epicurious, MSN, The Huffington Post, Southern Living, and Woman’s World, among others.

Currently Annette conducts creative retreats and workshops at La Fortezza teaching styling, photography, painting, and food-centric workshops. La Fortezza is a medieval fortress in northern Tuscany she and her husband painstakingly renovated for three years. On twenty- seven acres, the property has a large kitchen garden, rose garden, and vineyard, as well as a newly-planted olive grove.

Italy Is My Boyfriend - A Memoir is her third book

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