Chiara Valerio is a Maths temporary teacher, as well as a writer and TV author. This book, maybe autobiographic on some extent, is the tale of Alessandra Faggi, a teacher on a short term contract dealing with the typical Italian school contradictions, such as the self-referential burocracy, the relations with the other colleagues, sometimes mutual, otherwise contrasting, but also with the students. Every teacher has got sympathy or antipathy with this or that, we know. Into the “intimacy” of the teachers room the most unmentionable desires come out!
Chiara Valerio – Maths temporary teacher, writer and TV author.
Therefore Alessandra begins to organize secret night meetings into the school, unexpectedly involving some of her colleagues. So they start telling their frustrations about the most beautiful job in the world. All written in an ironic and irreverent tone, denouncing but also trying to defend and improve the abused institution that is Italian school.