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Forever Florence! A Memoir

At the suggestion of the Author’s Guild, I have updated my memoir of Florence and re-titled the book:
Susan Kelley writes a hilarious memoir of one couple’s sixteen-year romp living, working, and playing in Florence, the artistic treasure house of the Western world. In delightful and always-surprising chapters, she relates the compelling adventures of a writer and artist finding their true path in life while encountering a cast of unforgettable characters, ranging from the endearing residents of Florence to a consecrated nun, Italian royalty, and a legendary rock star. She and her husband have lived what many people would consider a dream. What differentiates this from other books is they embarked on this magnificent journey as a couple.

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Ciao Pussy! comes home to the Ponte Vecchio

“Ciao Pussy!” at the Ponte Vecchio, the oldest bridge in Florence–built in 1345. It was the only bridge in Florence to escape being blown up in World War II. Cover art work by William Kelley.

In 2015, when Condé Nast Traveler announced the winners of its 27th annual Readers’ Choice Awards of Best Cities in the World, Florence was ranked # 1. Ciao Pussy! is for anyone who enjoys the humor of baffled foreigners adapting to a new culture, and for everyone who has traveled to Florence or Italy—or who dreams of doing so.