Coffee With Nonna: The Best Stories of My Catholic Grandmother is about a young Vincent Iezzi who lives with his grandma in Philadelphia. Because of the war effort, most of the mothers, big sisters, and aunts were working in the factories while most of the fathers, big brothers, and uncles were off at war. Nonna always knew just what to say. Gifted with a native ability to tell stories, her solution for every one of Vincent’s questions or problems was another elaborate story, accompanied by cups of coffee. And such stories they are! Angels and saints take on peasant charm, God paints peacocks’ tails, and the humble good Joe always finishes first.