iUniverse Author Lucille Campilongo Featured on NBC's The Today Show

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"Lucia" Shares Story of How Lucia's Survival Guide and Cookbook Became an iUniverse Book

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I didn't realize she still had it (the original notebook) all these years and was using it. She never mentioned it

Lucille Campilongo, author of iUniverse title Lucia's Survival Guide and Cookbook, was featured last Friday on a segment on NBC's The Today Show.

The book originated in 1981 when Lucille compiled practical household tips and easy recipes into a notebook for her "domestically challenged" teenaged daughter Gina, who was moving to Italy for a year. After nearly three decades of use in her own home, Gina decided self publishing the contents of the tattered notebook through iUniverse was the best option for preserving what had become a family heirloom.

"The reason we had the book published was because we wanted to hand it down from generation to generation," Gina said during the Today segment, "and I didn't want to give up my manuscript. I didn't want to give that up."

iUniverse completed publication of Lucia's Survival Guide and Cookbook in the spring of 2008. Gina and her husband Allen presented the first copy of the published book to a surprised Lucille shortly afterward.

"I didn't realize she still had it (the original notebook) all these years and was using it. She never mentioned it," Lucille told Today host Meredith Vieira.

To purchase a copy of Lucia's Survival Guide and Cookbook for the first-time homemaker or "domestically challenged" loved one in your life, or to begin publishing your own book, log onto iuniverse.com or call 1-800-AUTHORS today.

About iUniverse
iUniverse, an Author Services brand of Author Solutions, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing company. The iUniverse management team has extensive editorial and managerial experience with traditional publishers such as HarperCollins, Putnam, Macmillan and Addison-Wesley. iUniverse has strategic alliances with Barnes & Noble, Inc. in the U.S. and Chapters Indigo in Canada. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in London, New York City, and Indianapolis. For more information, please visit iuniverse.com, or call 1-800-AUTHORS.

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