'My first trip, to Tuscany, I knew ...'
One can almost hear an editor bark, 'Find me a Thanksgiving story with a Tuscany angle!' ... And they found it!
... Cute peasant men in fedora hats. Women in black shawls. Boys running around in shorts and brown shoes. Girls going to First Communion. ... It's so cute!
... The ultimate uber-upper-middleclass American dream: to live a simple life among the peasants in Europe -- and to write a book with glossy photos to make fellow Americans jealous of your refined European tastes. ...