On Friday, la Repubblica — one of Italy's largest newspapers — published this article citing stories from the book. Interestingly, the article did not include any of the book's stories about former Italian premier Benito Mussolini.
Before he rose to power, Mussolini and his political allies frequently settled their disputes with adversaries by dueling with swords, even though this was illegal. Not wanting to alarm his wife’s mother, who then lived with his family, Mussolini would use code language to inform his wife that he would be dueling later that day. "Today we're making spaghetti," he would tell her.