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About James Vescovi

James Vescovi’s essays about his eccentric grandparents have appeared in The New York Times, Alimentum Journal: The Literature of Food, Creative Nonfiction, Newsday, Gazetta Italiana, the anthology Our Roots Are Deep with Passion: New Essays by Italian-American Writers (Other Press), and other venues.

His fiction and essays have been published in Midwestern Gothic, The New York Observer, the Georgetown Review, and Natural Bridge.

He teaches high school English and lives in New York with his wife and three children.

To read an excerpt of Eat Now; Talk Later, visit James' site.

StorytellerI once took a New York City cab whose driver grew up with my mother.

My father once gave a ride to an elderly woman while on business in Italy, only to discover that 60 years earlier, she’d been one of his father’s girlfriends.

People ask me, “Where does your family find these stories?  And how did you come up with the stories in your new book Eat Now; Talk Later: 52 True Tales of Family, Feasting and the American Dream?”