Marin Author’s Memoir Hits Top Ten on

Marin County resident, Patricia Volonakis Davis, easily reaches the top 10 on

San Francisco, CA, July 22, 2009 --( Author Patricia Volonakis Davis’s memoir, Harlot’s Sauce: A Memoir of Food, Family, Love, Loss, and Greece, delivers an honest, insightful and often hilarious look at cross-cultural marriage and the pursuit of ‘Happily Ever After’ and has hit #6 in its category of ‘travel memoir’ on, as a result.

A first generation Italian-American, Davis describes the challenges and benefits of growing up as a ‘Something-Hyphen-American’ in Long Island, N.Y. Uninterested in dating ‘Real Americans’ who had neither an accent nor a clue about ethnic foods and Old World superstitions, Davis met and married a Greek man. This memoir follows their courtship, marriage, move to Greece, and eventual breakup—culminating in a lesson on female empowerment and self-actualization. The title refers to a spicy tomato sauce invented by prostitutes in Naples that could be made quickly, ‘between clients’. Harlot’s Sauce succeeds in presenting a zesty and entertaining take on the important topics of feminism and ethnocentricity.

Ms. Davis has spent the last seven months promoting her memoir by reading at bookshops on both coasts and speaking at many conferences, universities and various organizations. Her memoir is now being used in gender studies courses at Adelphi University in New York, and has become a book club favorite.

Praise for Harlot's Sauce

“Award-winning Finalist in the National Best Books 2008 Awards” -- sponsored by USA Book News

“My Big Fat Greek Wedding meets Under the Tuscan Sun!” --Josephine O’Neil

“You'll love and identify with Patricia's insights, in retrospect, on life, love, cultures, friendships, conscious mothering... generously spiced with wretched dogs (and their owners), flying cockroaches, baseball bats, harlot's sauce, and a no-account woman who smells bad..” --Lynn Henriksen, president, Women’s National Book Association, SF chapter

About Patricia Volonakis Davis

Patricia Volonakis Davis is editor-in-chief of Harlot's Sauce Radio (, a popular online magazine and podcast. She is the author of If This Woman is Being Operated Recklessly and other poems on women's issues, and her essays, satires, and celebrity interviews have appeared nationally and internationally. Originally from N.Y., she currently resides in Northern California. You can also find out more information about Volonakis Davis by going to: and

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