This #1 Italian bestseller, offering a father's observations of the everyday moments that might otherwise go unnoticed, has struck a chord with readers around the globe
Matteo Bussola is a designer and cartoonist who lives in Verona, Italy with his wife Paola; their three young daughters, Virginia, Ginevra, and Melania (ages eight, four, and two); and their two dogs. For two years, he's been writing posts on Facebook capturing the beauty of ordinary moments with his family. Sleepless Nights and Kisses for Breakfast
is the memoir that grew out of these writings. Divided into winter, spring, summer, and fall, the book follows the different seasons of parenthood and life. At times moving, and at others humorous, these writings remind people to savor the present and appreciate the simple things in life.
As Matteo says, "Virginia, Ginevra, and Melania are the lens through which I observe the world. . . . My daughters remind me that being a father means living in that gray area between responsibility and carelessness, strength and softness." Sleepless Nights and Kisses for Breakfast
is an eloquent memoir by a gifted storyteller.Sleepless Nights and Kisses for Breakfast
is a winner of the 2017 Family Choice Awards.
is a bestselling Italian author whose Facebook posts on his family's adventures have gone viral, as they serve as moving reminders to embrace the present and value every moment we share with our loved ones. He is an architect turned cartoonist who lives in Verona, Italy with his wife, Paola, and their three young daughters, Virginia, Ginevra, and Melania.
"A charming and delightful look at fatherhood."—Publishers Weekly
"Richards’s translation reads well, as neither American nor British English but as Italian English, if there is such a thing. Verdict: A perfect summer read that will allow parents, dads especially, to reflect upon their own experiences raising children."—Library Journal starred review
"Bussola has written a heartwarming collection of vignettes about his cosmopolitan life in Verona, Italy, with his wife and three young daughters. What started out as a Facebook journaling project has turned into a best-selling book in Italy. The storytelling skills he’s honed as a successful cartoonist are aptly put to use in this newly translated memoir."—Booklist
"Sweet . . . . Charming, 'near-daily snapshots' of fatherhood."—Kirkus Reviews