by Sandra Giovanna Giacomazzi
Giacomazzi has lived in Europe for over two decades. Her knowledge
of five languages adds many national perspectives to the insights
she offers her readers in her syndicated column, Overseas Perspectives.
Editors appreciate the originality of her outlook, unique to the realm
of wire service copy, a blend of insider’s knowledge and outsider’s “innocence”
in denoting the differences between Americans and Europeans. Acutely
aware of the important role of the United States in the international political
arena, she began writing her column out of her apprehension for the fact
that many of its citizens have only a superficial grasp of world issues
and their relevance to all Americans.
Her new book, The Twentieth Century's Quest for
Closure, is available at http://www.upublish.com/books/giacomazzi.htm.
What editors and readers
have to say about Overseas Perspectives
Overseas Perspectives gives readers
insights on international news not usually found within the realm of wire
service copy... Ms. Giacomazzi has not lost her "innocent abroad" perspective,
which gives her a real eye for the differences between Americans and Europeans,
as well as the points in which Americans would be particularly interested.
Kircher, Naples Daily News
Giovanna Giacomazzi provides
good quality copy, consistently providing well thought out analysis...an
international column that is interesting, provocative, and informative.
Scott Martell, Executive editor, Sanibel Newspaper Group
Giovanna has a real talent for de-mystifying
and explaining to readers what's happening "overseas," and why it matters.
She writes intelligently and entertainingly...a reliably interesting voice
on European politics and culture. Jimmy Espy, Executive Editor,
North Georgia Newspaper Group
My compliments to you and your newspaper for
Ms. Giacomazzi's column, Overseas Perspectives. It is a pity that more
American newspapers don't take the opportunity to better inform readers
on matters that go beyond the confines of our borders. Ray Sarlo,
Fort Myers, FL
Ms. Giacomazzi demonstrates courage and true journalistic
professionalism in going beyond the clichés of commonplace prejudices
to look at issues from a controversial perspective. Lucio Chiesa,
Rivoli, Italy A fascinating view of Italy from a knowledgeable commentator...the
controversial elements only pique my interest for more on the subject.
Chris Whann, Saratoga Springs, NY
Your paper sets a very high standard indeed with Ms.
Giacomazzi's provocative insights into world events. Gale Bennett,
In her column, Overseas Perspectives, Ms. Giacomazzi
offers the possibility of reflection beyond stereotypical schemes and monoliths.
Joseph Capilli, Turin Italy
Ms. Giacomazzi's column expresses a balanced and reasonable
point of view... writing articles with substance that provide food for
thought. Jack Allen, Brookline, NH
In an age of self censorship born of the fear
of breaching the rules of political correctness, it is truly refreshing
to read someone who has the courage to speak her mind and tell things as
she sees them. Cornel Reinhart, Saratoga Springs, NY.
As a subscriber to the Manchester (England) Guardian
Weekly, I am perhaps a little more exposed to European opinion and perspective
than the average America. What Ms. Giacomazzi's column offers, however,
is an interesting view from afar of someone raised in this country. Tony
Bon, Maples Falls, WA
Giovanna Giacomazzi is an observant
and strong-minded critic of contemporary culture... Dr. Kenneth
Klotz, Saratoga Springs, NY
Ms. Giacomazzi offers a different
perspective on world events. She has her finger on the pulse of European
views of American and world issues. She appears liberal on some issues
and conservative on others, demonstrating a sense of balance and independent
thinking rather than standard stereotypical reasoning. Lucie
Macherowski, Fort Myers, FL
She has a distinctive voice that echoes through her
work. Whether agreeing or disagreeing with her opinions, the reader is
engaged by the strong point of view that is represented. Dr. Larry
Ries, Saratoga Springs, NY.
Ms. Giacomazzi's analyses are much more in-depth than
the usual vignette-like coverage of many commentators. Roger
Nicholson, Greenville, NC
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