ALL AT THE SEA | Tutti al Mare | Michele Serra | Maratea
"Tutti al Mare"
by Michele Serra
Universale Economica Feltrinelli
images by Sergio Staino
Milano , 7th edition. may 2015, pag.. 126
The Tour of Italy in Panda
In her Fiat Panda tour along all the Italian coasts, Serra comes across one of the most fascinating visions of her journey: Maratea.
"Take one of the themes most sacred to Italians: holidays, beach holidays, add thousands of kilometers of coastline and" laughing towns ", entrusting comments and reflections to a journalist with imagination and sensitivity, shake the whole and behold the cocktail: Everyone at the sea.
Everyone at the sea is the travel diary that Michele Serra wrote in August 1985, covering the beaches of the peninsula as the envoy of the Unit.
The appreciation of the readers was so vast, that the report was collected and published a year later in an agile booklet that was literally snapped up.
On the wave of this unexpected success, Tutti al mare, enriched by the illustrations of Sergio Staino, the popular designer of Bobo, has continued his tour through bookstores and newsstands, where he still pulls well and can buy the fifth reissue.
Not bad for the "delusional proposal", accepted because "in order to fill the newspapers, in August, we are willing to do anything". "
Michele Serra Errante was born in Rome in July of '54.
In 1959 the family moved to Milan, where Serra grew up, studied (classical high school at Manzoni high school) and began working in 1975 as a stenographer-dimafonist at the Unity, interrupting the university in the third year of Modern letters.
First editor then sent the Unit (for the pages of sport and for those of the shows), in 1985 he began to collaborate with Sergio Staino's Tango, dedicating himself to satirical writing.
In 1989, after the closure of Tango, the director Massimo D'Alema asked him to design and direct a second satirical and cultural insert.
Heart is born, which for two years remains within the Unity and then, from '91, becomes an independent weekly.
He left the management in '94, to celebrate his forty years and to dedicate more time to writing.
He currently lives in Bologna and collaborates with Repubblica, L'Espresso, Vanity Fair.
He writes for the theater and has written for television (Che Tempo che Fa and more).