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A Today Show favorite – Whether you’re a young Adult leaving home for the first time or an anxious parent nudging your precious offspring out of the nest, Lucia’s Survival Guide and Cookbook is a fun and easy manual for anyone faced with the daunting task of creating their first home, apartment or dorm. Filled with helpful tips on everything from the first trip to the grocery store to removing the worst laundry stains, this guidebook is a no-nonsense primer for all the basic tasks involved with homemaking. Easily adaptable to any new living situation, the guide comes complete with everything you need to know for keeping a clean, comfortable home. It also includes an Italian cookbook with recipes even the first-time cook can quickly master.

From tips for choosing a new apartment to a list of essential items one must always have on hand, it uses a pragmatic and comprehensive set of instructions to show anyone how to easily and properly set up their new home.

Written in the loving style of a mother sending her child off into the big, wide world, Lucia’s Survival Guide and Cookbook will turn any rookie into an accomplished and confident homemaker.

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Just announced by publisher iUniverse that my book, Lucia’s Survival Guide and Cookbook, will be featured on their main page for the month of May!!! Here is the link:

http://www.iuniverse.com/Bookstore/BookstoreHome.aspx or
http://www.luciasbook.com

Thanks and enjoy!

Lucia

For the domestically challenged, nothing compares to a mother’s love and guidance. In the case of Lucia Campilongo, the notebook of advice she shared as a going-away gift with her daughter returned nearly thirty years later in a major way. Within its first year as a published book, Lucia’s Survival Guide and Cookbook sold thousands of copies. Campilongo reflects on her publishing journey and shares how her experience on NBC’s Today Show continues to pay off.

The reader will experience wonderful recipes, perfect for the holidays, along with useful household tips – for any generation.  This award winning guide is an ideal holiday gift for students, new homemakers or anyone looking for a tasty new recipe.

Purchase online at any one of your favorite sites, or at www.luciasbook.com

From Italian Pasta to Hassle-Free Ironing, Lucia has the Answer for the New Homemaker, Student and the “Domestically Challenged”

• Advice for the anxious parent whose child is leaving the “nest”
• How do I cope?
• How do I iron?
• A concerned Mom’s college co-ed tips for surviving campus life or a first-time apartment
• Mom’s “recipes” for eating well and staying healthy
• Cooking 101 for the kitchen “klutz” — simple, yet delicious Italian recipes passed down generation to generation
• Laundry — how to get those whites white and make sure you don’t end up with a load of pink underwear
• Stocking your pantry with the staples – the ultimate grocery list
• 30 years in the making: the touching story behind the original Lucia’s Survival Guide and Cookbook

Once NBC discovered her story, Campilongo was asked to appear on NBC’s The Today Show along with her daughter and granddaughter, giving survival tips for the domestically challenged. Campilongo said host Meredith Vieira calmed any nerves she might have had. “I think she had a sincere interest in the book and its use through several generations of my family,” said Campilongo. “I still can’t believe we shared that moment with some six million viewers.”

“The art of traditional homemaking has been lost in this era,” says Campilongo. “Not only do I hope to rekindle those ideals but also bring back together the family unit. Following my guide will ensure you live in comfort and cleanliness. Your clothing will be immaculate and wrinkle-free, but most importantly, you will EAT WELL!”

Lucia’s Survival Guide and Cookbook can be purchased from her website or any online bookseller. http://www.LuciasBook.com

Had the pleasure of enjoying a belated Christmas present from my daughter and her husband, at Michael Chiarello’s Bottega Restaurant in Napa, CA, last weekend. A splendid atmosphere in the middle of the Wine Country and the food was out of this world. A truly remarkable experience that I must recommend to all.

An added pleasure was meeting our server, Laura Norcia Vitale. What a delightful person and couldn’t ask for a more attentive server. Laura is also a fine professional photographer. You MUST check out her work at http://www.norciaphoto.com.

All the best!

Lucia

Publisher iUniverse, Inc., announced today that my top selling guide, Lucia’s Survival Guide and Cookbook, has been selected to lead their featured book presentations for the month of March!!!

Checkout my website at http://www.luciasbook.com or go to http://www.iuniverse.com – or any online book seller for more information.

Publisher, iUniverse, begins a nationwide marketing campaign this week to promote “Lucia’s Survival Guide and Cookbook”. We are all hoping for brisk holiday sales and great Italian meals for its readers!

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. . . whether you’re a young adult leaving home for the first time or an anxious parent nudging your precious offspring out of the nest, Lucia’s Survival Guide and Cookbook is a fun and easy manual for anyone faced with the daunting task of creating their first home. It includes a cookbook with recipes even a new chef can master. Filled with helpful tips on everything – from the first trip to the grocery store to removing the worst laundry stains – this guidebook is a no-nonsense primer, great for even those just needing a refresher. Adaptable to any new living situation, the guide comes with everything you need to eat well and to keep a clean, comfortable home.

http://www.LuciasBook.com