How To Love An American Man: A True Story by Kristine Gasbarre

Title:  How To Love An American Man

Author:  Kristine Gasbarre

Genre:  Memoir

About: (from the LibraryThing description) After dating driven, self-absorbed men in New York, Krissy Gasbarre relocates to Italy to be near her new English beau and to research the roots of her lovably alpha-male, Italian-American grandpa. But just weeks into her European adventure, the Brit takes a job in the Middle East…and her grandpa, who’s been an indelible force in her life, passes away.

For the first time in a decade, Krissy moves back to her Pennsylvania hometown to mourn her grandpa’s death and help her close-knit, festive family care for her refined (but notoriously non-maternal) grandmother. That’s when Grandma Gloria reveals the untold story of her 60-year marriage and the love lessons that made her relationship so much more successful than the ones her granddaughter’s known.

My thoughts:  I absolutely enjoyed this entertaining memoir. Kristine Gasbarre’s story about the lessons learned from her Grandmother is also a candid look at the frustrations of unrequited love and how to find the real thing. And then recognize it when you see it.

I think many readers will be able to relate to Gasbarre’s memoir.  How To Love An American Man reads like a novel. Once I started reading I found it hard to stop. I hope there will be a sequel!

Recommended.

Source:  Publisher via LibraryThing Early Reviewers

14 thoughts on “How To Love An American Man: A True Story by Kristine Gasbarre

  1. I really like memoirs and have read quite a few in the past year. Some have been better than others, but this one sounds fantastic! I love that it reads like fiction, but still tells a true story, and I think the bit about unrequited love sounds rather intriguing. Great review on this one. I might just have to check it out!

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  2. This sounds like a keeper – I love it when a memoir moves you with the author’s life embedded in words to experience and revel. I know if you’re giving a copy to your daughter, then it’ a sign that’s it’s good. We only recommend those that are keepers.

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