About

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 – February (A Valentine for Karen)

By Sunday, February 19th, 2012 6 comments Permalink

Instead of delving into the details of a wet and uneventful February, I’m going to share a story from the past and a story from our Italian year that took place in June. The relevance to February will be clear by the end. I had a friend growing up named Robert Ferrari. He was the…

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The Conversation: Let’s Talk About Race, Again

By Sunday, February 19th, 2012 no comments Permalink

Andrew Cotto and Damon Young continue their wide-ranging discussion about race, America, and the NBA.   When we left off, Andrew Cotto and Damon Young were exchanging ideas about the role race plays in the perception of the NBA. As a thread to the next conversation, this closing question was posed from Andrew to Damon……

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A Valentine for Karen

By Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 no comments Permalink

Andrew Cotto remembers the wife of an old friend.   Instead of delving into the details of a wet and uneventful February, I’m going to share a story from the past and a story from our Italian year that took place in June. The relevance to February will be clear by the end. I had…

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The Fairness Gap

By Friday, February 10th, 2012 no comments Permalink

Just as capitalism is part of our democracy, Andrew Cotto writes, so is fairness.   I heard it on the news while I was getting ready for work. Mitt Romney had just released his taxes from 2010. The numbers were being parsed from a myriad of angles. Whatever. I was busy (and late), and not…

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Our Italian Year – January

By Sunday, January 22nd, 2012 54 comments Permalink

Melancholy arrived with the New Year. The novelty of our living in Italy had diminished somewhat. We’d fallen into a routine, and we also happened to be three months into a heavy rainy season. The sound of steady sheets on our terracotta roof had grown increasingly intolerable. Also, we were sick. Sophia had started at…

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