Ferry Plaza Book Party: Camille Cusumano, Author of Wilderness Begins at Home

LEFT COAST WRITERS FERRY PLAZA BOOK PARTY:  Camille Cusumano, Author of Wilderness Begins at Home: Travels with my Big Sicilian Family

Camille Cusumano
Camille Cusumano

Monday, May 9, 2016 || 6pm
Book Passage || San Francisco
1 Ferry Building, San Francisco ||www.bookpassage.com

What do a high mountain meadow, an ancient Sicilian ruin, and a New Orleans voodoo temple have in common? These are just three of the places you encounter the Cusumano clan in Wilderness Begins at Home. This collection of 20 stories spans more than 20 years and weaves a figurative journey along with literal adventures, that are exciting, episodic, humorous, and always probing the eternal question what does family really mean to us? Each story has a destination, but the journey and the family interactions are the things that captivate, warm the heart, and stir the soul.

“I love Wilderness Begins at Home! It’s the best kind of travel book — one that invites the reader into real lives, in real places. Whether they’re fighting off a wild bear or dealing with a clandestine coffee fetish, sitting Zen or locking horns with a Voodoo priestess, Camille and her lively family share fun and mischief around the world.”
—Laurie McAndish King Author of Lost, Kidnapped, Eaten Alive! True stories from a curious traveler
Camille Cusumano is the author of  of Tango, an Argentine Love Story (Seal Press, 2008), endorsed by Vipassana teacher Sylvia Boorstein as “a remarkable addition to contemporary dharma literature . . . [that] shows the redemptive potential of a sincere spiritual practice.” She has written for numerous publications, including National Geographic Traveler, Islands, Country Living, the San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, Christian Science Monitor, the New York Times, and the Washington Post. She is the author of several cookbooks and one novel, The Last Cannoli (Legas) and the editor of the literary anthologies, France, a Love Story, Italy, a Love Story, Mexico, a Love Story, and Greece, a Love Story, (Seal Press) She was a senior editor at VIA Magazine in San Francisco, where she covered travel around the world. She lives in San Francisco.