Sleepless Nights and Kisses for Breakfast by Matteo Bussola
Reflections on Fatherhood

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These commentaries help balance the essays, which could tend toward the overly cute if they focused only on his children. Charming, “near-daily snapshots” of fatherhood.
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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.
 

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Matteo Bussola is an architect turned cartoonist who lives in Verona, Italy with his wife, Paola, and their three young daughters, Virginia, Ginevra, and Melania. He writes about his family’s adventures on Facebook, and his posts have gone viral, as they serve as moving reminders to people all around the world to embrace the present and value every moment they share with their loved ones.
Author Residence: Verona, Italy
 
Published May 9, 2017 by TarcherPerigee. 279 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction
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on Mar 07 2017

These commentaries help balance the essays, which could tend toward the overly cute if they focused only on his children. Charming, “near-daily snapshots” of fatherhood.

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