Posted by: 4initalia | June 1, 2022

Exciting News! 4initalia is Now a Book!

Ciao, Friends!

My 4initialia blog is now a book: “My Modena: A Year of Fear, Laughter, and Exhilaration in Italy.”

My Modena updates and enhance the funniest stories from the blog – check out these reviews, from New York Times best-selling writers, and from the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop:

“My Modena is a scrumptious literary tiramisu, layered with history, art, food, fashion, culture (and culture shock), all topped with generous dollops of hilarity.” – Dianne Hales, New York Times bestselling author of La Bella Lingua, Mona Lisa and La Passione

“I loved this book!” – Susan Pohlman, author of Halfway to Each Other: How a Year in Italy Brought our Family Home and A Time to Seek: Meaning, Purpose, and Spirituality at Midlife

“My Modena is an utterly hilarious memoir of expat life in Modena, Italy.” – Christina Lynch, New York Times bestselling author of The Italian Party

“Andrea Gelfuso captures humorist Erma Bombeck’s spirit of self-deprecation through a romp of a memoir that offers a window into her own soul.” – Teri Rizvi, founder and director, Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop

My Modena is available from, in hardcover, softcover, and as an ebook:

And from Barnes &

It’s also available in Italy on

Coming soon: My Modena, the audiobook!

For more information, and more photos from the book, here’s my author page:

Thanks for reading 4initalia! And I hope to see you in Modena!


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