Raeleen D'Agostino Mautner: 45 Ways to Live Like an Italian 

presented with Vermont Italian Cultural Association
Tuesday, December 5, 2023 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Phoenix Zoom Channel

Phoenix Books and Vermont Italian Cultural Association are thrilled to present a virtual evening with author Raeleen D'Agostino Mautner to celebrate the release of her new book, 45 Ways to Live Like an Italian!  

You've heard of Danish hygge and Japan's concept of ikiagi, but now learn how to relieve stress and lead a more balanced, joyful way of life using the Italian concept of la dolce vita.

When it comes to self-care, nobody does it quite like an Italian.

Italians are renowned the world over for their ability to savor simple pleasures throughout the course of an ordinary day, a concept known as la dolce vita, or the sweet life. Living a dolce vita doesn't require wealth, status, or owning a villa on the Mediterranean. It only requires you to slow your pace and enjoy the happy moments wherever you find them. And who couldn't use a little more happiness in their life?

If you have ever been to Italy, the transformative nature of the bel paese has certainly wound its way into your soul. But you don't have to visit Italy to live like an Italian or to celebrate life like an Italian.

45 Ways to Live Like an Italian will inspire you to adopt the sweetness of Italy and begin to notice the small daily details that turn ordinary moments into extraordinary experiences, ultimately making your life richer, more enjoyable, and less stressful.

Focuses on self-care in all facets of your life, including:

  • Food
  • Time
  • Self
  • Relationships
  • Beliefs
  • Lifestyle

This beautifully illustrated gift book makes the perfect gift for Italophiles or anyone needing a reminder to slow down and enjoy the sweetness of life.

Raeleen D'Agostino Mautner, a citizen of both Italy and the U.S., holds a Ph.D. in psychology, and has served as the stress-reduction interventionist for a large cardiac study at Yale University. An astute observer of cultural differences, she was brought up in an Italian family and travels to Italy frequently. She lives in New Haven, Connecticut. 

About Vermont Italian Cultural Association:  The Vermont Italian Cultural Association (VICA) is dedicated to preserving and promoting Italian culture in Vermont.  We welcome anyone interested in Italian culture, arts, language, history and other aspects of Italian civilization. You don't need to be Italian to appreciate Italian culture.For more information please visit: https://www.vermontitalianculturalassociation.org

How to register:

Registration is free, but book purchases are welcomed and appreciated--thank you for supporting our author!   You must register on this page to attend the event. The event will stream on Zoom. You will receive an email with the Zoom link after registering. If you don't receive a confirmation email after registering today, contact us right away so we can check for problems now.

Purchase a copy of 45 Ways to Live Like an Italian HERE If you ordered a book for store pick up, we will contact you as soon as it's ready.  If you ordered a book with shipping, please allow an additional 7-10 days for delivery after it has been signed. 

If you have signed up for the event and are having difficulty accessing it via Zoom, please contact us via email at tickets@phoenixbooks.biz throughout the event & will do our best to provide technical support as needed.