Since 2009, Fiamma Satta writes a column called “Differently friendly” on an Italian newspaper. Short stories of real life, where incivility and lack of respect toward who is in trouble are the main characters. Multiple sclerosis made Fiamma discover a world inhabited of dangerous and uncivilised able people. She describes this disrespectful world with irony and no self-pity, as the disease is seen as a tool to know the level of incivility of Italy.
Anytime we let an episode of incivility be known, we can discover that even a little lack of respect can cause huge discomfort. This books reports testimonies of pandemic incivility, witnessed by actors, politicians, directors, etc.: incivility in a barber shop, in a theatre, in a restaurant, in the street, in jail, outside a tennis court, in a clinic, in estate agents. . .
The preface is written by Dacia Maraini.