Beppe Severgnini is an acclaimed columnist and an editor of Italy’s largest-circulation daily newspaper, Corriere della Sera. A longtime Italian correspondent for the Economist and a frequent contributor to the New York Times, he has traveled all over the world. Among his books are the New York Times bestseller La Bella Figura: A Field Guide to the Italian Mind, Off the Rails: A Train Trip Through Life, and the international bestseller Ciao, America!: An Italian Discovers the U.S. He lives with his family outside Milan.