I must admit that I had mixed feelings about the story in the quarter of the book because it's centred so much around Amanda and her dealing with hypochondria disease. I felt that there were to many detaleid descriptions of everything she was doing and how she lived her life, but as a medical trained memeber by day, I can say that it's been very well researched and it's important to understand how some people are struggling to deal and live every single day with it because usually we take for granted everything around us or we're just to ignorant to see what's happening in front of us.
I strongly believe that everyone needs someone in their life to love be loves and to experience all the rollercoaster feelings and this book is perfectly the exemplified story that everyone need to read for a well written, fast paced story with great and reliable characters.
She loves writing when she is surrounded by books. She always go to work in coffee shops, inside bookstores or in libraries around the city. Her new novel "My Crazy (Sick) Love" was written almost completely at NYC Public Library. "This place is so beautiful that it is almost impossible don't feel inspired there." She said. Read more...
June 15th is the date of “Mulheres na Escrita” (Women in Writing), the first Fair of Books Written in Portuguese in New York, focusing on female writers. The event has the participation of important people such as Manuela D’Avila, Raíza Costa, Márcia Tiburi and Drica Pinotti, and also includes art exhibitions, presentation of Brazilian female writers, reading circles and a special area with activities destined for kids, aiming at promoting the valorization of the mother tongue.
The fair was conceived by the collective named “Mulheres da Resistência no Exterior” (Women of Resistance Abroad), which has groups in many countries and a partnership with The People’s Forum — a center for culture and education in New York — and ZL Books, a Brazilian publishing house with offices in Europe and Brazil that organizes book fairs in several cities worldwide. “I was invited by Jô Ramos, Director of ZL Books, to work with her in the New York Book Fair and I accepted. When I was studying the subject, I noticed that 72% of the books published by large publishing companies are written by men, so I had the idea of organizing the Mulheres na Escrita fair and asked Jô to help me to turn the idea into reality”, says Luciana Kornalewski, founder of Mulheres da Resistência no Exterior.
Luciana also said, in an interview to Brazilian Publishers, that the purpose of such fair is to give voice and opportunity to females, so that more women can write. “Women are usually more involved in the housekeeping and children care, so many of them end up prioritizing their husbands’ goals and putting their own careers aside for a while, what makes difficult for them to get back to work afterward. We want our movement to encourage women to get to know and value the work of one another: each woman promotes her own work and consequently promotes the group as a whole. The most amazing thing about this initiative is our collective work”, added the event organizer.
The fair will have a space dedicated for the exhibition of approximately 300 texts submitted by Brazilian women living around the globe, and writer Conceição Evaristo will be a guest of honor, participating via videoconference. “We hope meetings like this become more and more strong and help to promote the Brazilian culture and language to its own people living in other countries, as well as to increase the awareness of as many people as possible about gender equality”, completes Luciana.
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Drica Pinotti, a Brazilian-born author, has been taking the literary world by storm with her witty perception of the modern female. With fifteen books published in Brazil and Portugal she is, now, debuting in America with her first romantic comedy, a hilarious New York fairytale titled ‘My Crazy (Sick) Love.’
I’ve found a fantastic, new author that is making her debut in the United States. She is already popular in Brazil and Portugal, and has recently released her first New York romantic fairytale novel in the US. Her name is Drica Pinotti, and her new novel is My Crazy (Sick) Love. I was able to talk to Drica about her love of writing, what inspires her, and what future projects she has in store for us.