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My American Dream
- A Life of Love, Family, and Food
- By: Lidia Matticchio Bastianich
- Narrated by: Lidia Matticchio Bastianich
- Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
For decades, beloved chef Lidia Bastianich has introduced Americans to Italian food through her cookbooks, TV shows, and restaurants. Now, in My American Dream, she tells her own story for the very first time. Born in Pula, on the Istrian peninsula, Lidia grew up surrounded by love and security, learning the art of Italian cooking from her beloved grandmother.
- By Marianne Policastro-Wik on 08-11-18
My American Dream Is Everyone's Dream
What made the experience of listening to My American Dream the most enjoyable?
This was a timely book about an immigrant experience to the United States. The author's narration made it even more interesting.
What other book might you compare My American Dream to and why?
I would compare this book to Threading My Prayer Rug. Both books were narrated by the authors who came to the U.S. and made a life here.
Which scene was your favorite?
So many amazing scenes ... the descriptions of living in the refuge camp for 2 years awaiting authorization to immigrate to the US were heart-wrenching but at the same time filled with patience and love.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
It was too long to listen to in one sitting, but a book to look forward to getting back to as soon as possible.
Any additional comments?
My American Dream is a timely thought provoking immigrant story. The author’s well done narration gives the book a personal touch. Chef and restaurateur Lidia Bastianich describes her journey as a young girl with her family through their immigrant experience to the present day; a reminder that the United States is truly a melting pot.
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