THERESA MAGGIO grew up in the New Jersey Meadowlands, the granddaughter of Sicilian immigrants, and has worked as a free-lance travel and science writer since the early 1990s. The author of Mattanza, which was named one of the Best Nonfiction Books of 2000 by the Los Angeles Times and The Christian Science Monitor, her work has appeared frequently in The New York Times as well as the Financial Times, the London Daily Telegraph, the New York Daily News, and the Miami Herald, among other publications. She lives in Vermont. Visit her website at www.theresamaggio.com.
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