The passage of time, cultural influences and gaps in communication among generations slowly erode history so that a truthful, meaningful connection to personal heritage is often blurred or lost completely. In Eat Now; Talk Later, author James Vescovi affirms that the antidote to this phenomenon is the anecdote. Through stories about his paternal grandparents, Italian peasants who immigrated to America in the early 20th century, Vescovi offers a glimpse of his own family identity and history. In so doing, Vescovi sets before us a gift, wrapped in his family tales to be en...
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