Kimberly Menozzi

Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (5 of 5)
Location: Reggio Emilia, Italy
In My Own Words:
Author of the novel Ask Me if I'm Happy. I'm a writer, living and working in northern Italy. Happily married and have lived in Italy for the past seven years. Still struggling with the Italian language after all this time. Prey for a demented kitten who alternately uses me as a scratching post or a pillow.



Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,215,681 - Total Helpful Votes: 5 of 5
Put Me Back On My Bike: In Search of Tom Simpson by William Fotheringham
I really admired Fotheringham's balanced approach to his subject. It's sometimes too easy to give in and be defensive when you genuinely like the person you're writing about, and Simpson clearly was a likeable man.

Fotheringham kept enough distance to write about where Simpson went wrong, and how Simpson's death was a tragedy brought on not only by the amphetamines in his system, but by his determination to ride himself into oblivion, which cost him his life a short distance from the summit of Mont Ventoux.

This reader was left with a pervasive sense of loss upon finishing the book. I'd found the book remarkably moving, the prose exceptionally profound in places, and… Read more
Dead Men by Richard Pierce
Dead Men by Richard Pierce
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
I pre-ordered Dead Men back in February when Richard Pierce first shared news of the book's imminent release. Richard is a friend of mine since our Authonomy days, and I was thrilled that one of his books was finally going to be released. Needless to say, I looked forward to being able to sit back with my own copy of his Antarctic-set work and read it at my leisure at long last.

The only problem with reading something written by a friend is that it can be hard to separate the friendship from the reading itself. It's only natural - and human, I suspect - to give a bit of leeway to a writer you know personally. As a writer myself, it's a concern I have when my writer friends read… Read more
Die A Dry Death by Greta van der Rol
Die A Dry Death by Greta van der Rol
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
When I started reading Die a Dry Death, I knew what I was in for. Or so I thought. I had read much of the first chapters when the book appeared on Authonomy some time ago, and I believed I remembered the story well.

I did. And... I didn't.

While I'm no expert on historical fiction by any measure, I kept feeling that this story felt authentic, through and through. No detail rang false, and there is detail aplenty in this tale. Being a fan of such descriptive language, I revelled in much of the writing for that reason. I have no doubt that Greta van der Rol is a writer of remarkable talent, and her skill with words is undeniable. She has incredible control over the… Read more