Beppe Severgnini is a columnist for Italy’s largest circulating daily newspaper, Corriere della Sera. Among his books are La Bella Figura: A Field Guide to the Italian Mind, Mamma Mia!: Berlusconi’s Italy Explained for Posterity and Friends Abroad, and the international bestseller Ciao, America!: An Italian Discovers the U.S. He lives with his family outside of Milan.