Nancy Stolfo-Corti has had nine lives, moving to the Triangle 13 years ago with two of her three children. When her husband did not come after her third child joined them, her plans for opening a restaurant in her historic home in Apex crumbled, as did her dreams of “for better or for worse.”
“Initially, I had a lot of push back from my family. While they really wanted me to write a book they did not want me to write a book about that. Italian families just do not talk about certain things," said Stolfo Corti. "They did not understand that until I removed the wreckage - the infidelity, the re-writing of my history, the loss of respect of my children - without telling my side of the story, I was paralyzed from living. When my mom saw a women on Oprah that had gone through the same thing and if it was on Oprah, that made it OK.”
Stolfo Corti credits her friends for being her life support during her American journey and her healing, helping her emotionally and financially to get through the darkest of days and into the light.
The Other Side of Tuscany is framed in fashion, food and wine in historic Tuscany and contemporary North Carolina. The Other Side of Tuscany is available through Lulu.com. Stolfo Corti is finishing The Kitchen Diaries of The Other Side of Tuscany for a Spring 2010 release, with other books already lining up to be written.
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About Nancy Stolfo Corti:
Nancy Stolfo-Corti is referred to as a Renaissance woman not just because of her mastery of Cooking and Wine but also as an entrepreneur in constant reinvention. Her writing gives depth to her experience in Italian Fashion, Wine, and Restaurants. Her self-taught technical sophistication in the gaming industry, software development, and internet-based media gives her ancient arts a radical twist. Nancy has the humor and wit of Erma Bombeck and a voice that stirs hearts.
Nancy Stolfo Corti's Website: http://www.nancystolfocorti.com
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