Andrew Cotto is the award-winning author of three novels and a regular contributor to The New York Times. Andrew has also written for Parade, Men’s Journal, Rolling Stone, The Huffington Post, Condé Nast Traveler, Italy magazine, Maxim, and more. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Blog: Our Italian Year

Cucina Tipica – An Italian Adventure

Cucina Tipica: An Italian Adventure is the story of Jacoby Pines, a disheartened American who arrives in Italy on holiday

Outerborough Blues

OUTERBOROUGH BLUES: A BROOKLYN MYSTERY is an unconventional noir that takes place on the dawn of urban gentrification. Lyrical, atmospheric

The Domino Effect

THE DOMINO EFFECT is award-winning story of Danny Rorro, a charismatic kid from Queens poisoned by the past. A series of painful

Our Italian Year – May

By Tuesday, June 5th, 2012 1,133 comments Permalink

  One of the coolest things about living in Bagno a Ripoli was that while it was merely a few miles from the city proper of Florence, it was also the northern tip of one of Italy’s most famous wine regions, accessed by one of the country’s most glorious routes. The Chiantigiana highway begins in…

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Our Italian Year – April

By Friday, May 11th, 2012 70 comments Permalink

One of the most enjoyable, and frequent, day trips during our year in Italy was a simple trip down from the hills of Bagno a Ripoli into the city of Florence. On average, we made this trip twice a week, and it never felt routine, at any time of year. April was a particularly nice…

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Elephant on a Hot Tin Roof

By Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012 42 comments Permalink

Andrew Cotto notes the similarities between Tennessee William’s play and his view of the Republican Party.   Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is a legendary play about a wealthy Southern family in the 1950s crumbling under the weight of its fractured legacy and tragic truths. A dramatic and moving narrative, Tennessee Williams’ play has much…

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Our Italian Year – March

By Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 339 comments Permalink

Eventually in Italy, after five months of acclimating and procrastinating, I got down to some real writing. Pam and Sophia would go off each morning, leaving me to write until lunchtime, but not before I’d take a long walk, think about the writing I had done the morning before and what I wanted to write…

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A “Good” Presidential Candidate Is Hard to Find

By Sunday, February 26th, 2012 161 comments Permalink

Andrew Cotto looks for the good in these men of Politics and God.   I’m not a religious person (on paper). My parents, both Italian-Americans and both burdened by the religious dogma of their upbringings, decided not raise their children in the Catholic Church. Unlike many of my friends growing up outside New York City…

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