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Bella Figura

How to Live, Love and Eat the Italian Way
Narrated by: Kamin Mohammadi
Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (86 ratings)
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Summary

One woman's story of finding beauty and herself - and a practical guide to living a better life, the Italian way!

Kamin Mohammadi, a magazine editor in London, should have been on top of the world. But after heartbreak and loneliness, the stress of her 'dream life' was ruining her physical and mental health. Gifted a ticket to freedom - a redundancy package and the offer of a friend's apartment in Florence - Kamin took a giant leap. It did not take her long to notice how differently her new Italian neighbours approached life: enjoying themselves, taking their time to eat and drink, taking their lives at a deliberately slower pace.

Filled with wonderful characters - from the local bartender/barista who becomes her love adviser to the plumbers who fix her heating and teach her to make pasta al pomodoro - here is a mantra for savouring the beauty and colour of every day that Italians have followed for generations, a guide to the slow life for busy people, a story of finding love (and self-love) in unlikely places and an evocative account of a year living an Italian life.

©2018 Kamin Mohammadi (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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The Good Life

If you've ever dreamt of escaping to Italy, or having the time to discover what really makes life worth living, this is the book for you - beautifully narrated by the author, too.

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Not really much about the Bella Figura

I was dissapointed, mainly because I expected more of an insight into the Bella Figura.
It was basically a story about a ladys time in Florence.
OK but I thought it was going to be different to a host of comparable books available.

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Mostly very good

I’ve deducted a star because of the preachy and long-winded epilogue about food and exercise regime. “Bella Figura is not a diet...” - surely no one thought it was? Although the book is a tad more Bridget Jones Diary than it needed to be. Still a diverting read though.

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Can’t listen to this

I really wanted to like this and the story sounded as if it could have been nicely escapist. Sadly I couldn’t listen to the narrator. It is a very wooden performance and very off-putting to listen to.

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Excellent advice in a beautiful and memorable way

loved it! sharing to the masses! I am a NT and Lifestyle coach and loved the way this book brought what we teach to life. congratulations to all involved. Would love to go to Florence some day as a result of listening to this book xx

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Bella figura.

I love Italy and the Italians. Got drawn in right away. Bella figura, spot on.

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The only book I have not been able to finish

This book was so boring! I would say I have wide ranging taste in the books I download but this was the first I just could not finish .

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Beautiful Bella Figura

Great way to hear a good, interesting story. It really helped me since I went through a similar time in my life. Thank you for writing this story, I really loved it

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Far too negative about England

The story should haven excellent, but was far too negative about England, this is a pity.

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An uplifting story, with great recipes.

Loved everything about this book, it’s so heartwarming. It has made me think about improving my eating (Olive oil has been purchased) lifestyle and attitude towards life. Thank you Kamin, 5 star all the way!