Full Griswold: Stories from a Honeymoon in Italy

full-griswold Jen and I were married on a Saturday in September in Cleveland, and we left for our honeymoon in Italy two days later. After we returned, I wrote about our adventures on this website.

Friends and family went out of their way to say how much they enjoyed the stories.

Normally these people acknowledged my writing by saying things like, “So, Joe, are you still a writer?” or, “Do you write? I didn’t know that.”

But in this case, their enthusiasm seemed genuine.

All that positive feedback got me thinking. Hey, what if I let these stories sit on my website and do nothing with them? This is what I did for a long time.

Then I had a better idea. What if I finish writing about our Italian adventures and publish them?

And that’s how this little book of travel stories came to be.

“Full Griswold” is available on Kindle. It can be read on your Kindle, tablet, smart phone, Mac or PC. (Click those links to learn how to download the free Kindle software to your platform.) If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to honeymoon with me, but missed out on your chance to get hitched up with this guy, “Full Griswold” is for you.


“Full Griswold” has reached No. 1 on Honeymoon Travel Guides on Amazon (9/10/13)

“Full Griswold” has reached No. 21 on Kindle eBooks Travel in Italy on Amazon (9/21/13)

“Full Griswold” has reached No. 46 on all Travel Books about Italy on Amazon (9/21/13)



“As someone who has read several Bill Bryson books, I know a little about humorous travel writing. Joe Donatelli is no Bill Bryson. Instead, he’s funny without being ridiculous, honest without exaggeration, and concise without unnecessary musings.” – Amanda

“Want to know what makes an everlasting marriage? Humor. These stories are filled with love, passion, confusion, and an overflowing amount of humor that leads a honeymoon couple on a hilarious trip through Italy. What a fantastic read!!!” – Sarah