Josephine is the tenth child of an immigrant Italian woman who is the heroine of this book. She is a wife, mother, and grandmother, living in the suburbs of Philadelphia. She graduated from West Philly Catholic Girls’ High School in 1967. During her lifetime, she has worked in the restaurant business for 25 years, owned a house cleaning service, and owned and operated a successful store in the Philadelphia area for 13 years. In 2000, she finally retired to devote time to her family. Her hobbies include traveling, working out, cooking the way she learned from her mother, and writing.

Despite the seriousness of some of the topics she is prepared to discuss, her sense of humor always shines through in her writing and speaking. It’s also clear her mother passed on her courage, her work ethic, and her compassion.

Her desire is to honor her mother’s memory by sharing the character qualities, habits, and skills that made Romania Pasquarello such a remarkable woman. In the process of sharing this family saga, she imparts nuggets of wisdom that you can immediately apply to your own life and circumstances.