Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Life lessons indeed! Adriana Trigiani's Grandmothers, Viola and Lucy, were bright, intelligent, hard-working, sensible, but no nonsense women who taught Adriana lessons about life that will sustain her for many years to come. These two women were entrepreneurs who knew how to take risks and win. Even in the face of tragedy in their own families, the courage and immense strength these women shared is an inspiration to all who will read this book.

The morals and values learned from these two gracious women and the way in which they taught them is a testament to the indomitable spirit both women possessed. Their lessons reminded me of 'logical consequences', that is, if you don't wear a coat on a cold and snowy day then you're going to freeze to death but have no one to blame but yourself. If you forget to make your lunch before heading off to school or work then come lunchtime, you're going to be starving and drooling while watching your classmates and co-workers dive into their lunch boxes.

These two grand women carved a path for their beloved granddaughter, Adriana, to follow behind and glean from them their daring approach to life, family, love, work and overcoming tragedy and obstacles. This is the kind of book a lot of us wish we had the talent to write about our own grandmothers and the lessons they taught us. I know that I for one would love to have the gift of pen and word to write about my one very special Gramma.

Adriana has given us women a gift, she has shared her Grandmothers with us and allowed us to peek into their lives and listened to what she has learned along the way. EVERY WOMAN needs to read "LIFE LESSONS...!" Thank you, Adriana, for sharing your beloved Viola and Lucy with us, I feel truly humbled.

May 18, 2011


  1. Ann: It IS a really good book, such an endearing story, really.

    Thanks for the comment.


  2. After reading the title of this post I had to read it. I can't tell you how many times when I was younger my dad told me not to sing at the dinner table. lol. But with that being said, this does sound like an interesting book. Grandmothers tend to be full of useful wisdom that they are more than happy to share.

  3. Hi Sherri:

    Oh yes, Gramma's are definitely full of wisdom and useful information. That's why I said in my review that I wished I had the gift of pen and word to document everything my very special one Gramma taught me. She has been dead since March of 1992 but I still remember everything she taught me and all the weekends I spent with her. I lived for Fridays knowing I'd go stay with Gramma for the weekend! LO

    Thanks for taking the time to comment.


  4. This sounds like a beautiful story.

  5. Leigh:

    It truly was a special and beautiful story. I'm sure you'd enjoy it. I mean, come on, who doesn't love their Gramma, or anyone else's for that matter! lol

    Thanks for leaving a comment, I appreciate it.