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Tribute to Women: La Vita E' Triste, Ma Pure Bella Published by Outskirts Press

Outskirts Press announces the latest highly anticipated biography and personal memoir from Brick, NJ, author Mary R. Pagano.

Brick, NJ, January 30, 2013 --( Outskirts Press, Inc. has published La Vita E' Triste, Ma Pure Bella: Life Is Difficut, But Also Beautiful by Mary R. Pagano. The author's most recent book to date is a 6 x 9 paperback in the biography and personal memoirs category and is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The webpage at was launched simultaneously with the book's publication.

The Fig Tree, which symbolizes fertility and heritage with its uniquely deep roots, dates back to Adam and Eve and the Roman Empire. In Italy, fig trees are highly revered. It is the symbol of heritage represented by this sacred tree that the author wishes the reader to focus on.

Mary Rose Pagano is of Italian ethnic background, a passionate culture and mode of living that is entertaining and almost always laced with zest and humor. The reader is invited to take an unforgettable trip through the life of an amazing Italian woman who came to America to find buona fortuna (good fortune).

Maria Elena Francesca Calabria begins her life in Italy with sadness; she is only eight years old when her mother dies, and her four brothers are even younger. In spite of this personal tragedy, her life completely changes when she goes to live with her wealthy grandparents, Don Michele Pietro Mautone and Francesca Mautone in their beautiful villa. While living in this villa, Maria is groomed into a cultured, educated young lady. Maria’s four brothers attend the same parochial school, compliments of their grandparents, ensuring that all of the Calabria children are properly educated.

Unfortunately, Maria’s brothers are living with their step-mother during the time Maria is living with the Mautones. This situation becomes another source of sadness in Maria’s life. Under the guidance of her grandparents, Maria grows into one of those rarest of people: a beautiful young woman with class who remains kind, loving and humble throughout her life.

The Calabrias eventually move to America, passing through the gates of Ellis Island, New York, and escaping the effects of Mussolini’s camaraderie with Hitler in Italy. After her arrival in America, Maria innocently becomes related to a murderer and a very promiscuous woman. Nonetheless, throughout her journey, Maria shouts out to life that whatever hardships one may endeavor along the way, the true essence of it all is that these hardships will season one to help love more and more strongly.

Maria’s story is truly a tribute to the greatness of women and mothers.

96 pages in length, La Vita E' Triste, Ma Pure Bella: Life Is Difficut, But Also Beautiful is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the biography and personal memoirs category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, La Vita E' Triste, Ma Pure Bella meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $15.95.

Additionally, La Vita E' Triste, Ma Pure Bella can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of ten or more from the Outskirts Press Direct bookstore at

ISBN: 9781478713869 Format: 6 x 9 paperback cream SRP: $15.95

For more information or to contact the author, visit

About the author:

The author is Maria’s daughter, a first generation Italian American who grew up in Newark’s Little Italy. For the last twelve years, she has resided in Brick, New Jersey. As a widow, she’s raised three wonderful children alone along with two beautiful dogs and five lovely cats. Although some of the times in her life were rough, she’s always attempted to live by her mother’s wise words: “La Vita E’ Triste, Ma Pure Bella!”

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Outskirts Press, Inc. offers full-service, custom self-publishing and book marketing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available for authors globally at and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press represents the future of book publishing, today.
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