The Story of My People: From Rural Southern Italy to Mainstream America (Paperback)
A cool little memoir about the author's family textile company in Tuscany and its struggle to survive in an new Italian economy troubled by outsourcing, corrupt politics, and poorly paid workers. Revealing and engaging.— From Lisa
Literary Nonfiction. Italian American Studies. In THE STORY OF MY PEOPLE, Mario Mignone gives eloquent testimony to the hopes, fears, struggles and ultimate triumph of his family's extraordinary journey from rural Italy to the American Dream. He also gives a poignant voice to the millions of other immigrants who left the Mezzogiorno for L'America. In the process, he shows how to perform the critical balancing act of embracing the future while preserving the past.-- Stanislao G. Pugliese, Hofstra University.