Growing up in a family business has rules and traditions, especially in a Greek patriarchal family. Metaxa Stars: The Evolution of a Greek Spirit Within Generations, a new book by Zika Metaxa, is part charming family memoir along with the author’s search for her own way, truth, and her own path.
As a member of an internationally known family company, Metaxa, the Greek spirits company founded in 1888, Zika learned many valuable lessons, including the importance of spotting and breaking the behavioral and emotional patterns that bind you.
The book introduces the Metaxa family going back 4 generations. It shares memories, anecdotes, and family patterns. Growing into adulthood, the author tried to rebel from her family’s ways and traditions, which was hard to do while living in the public eye. Being a female in a traditional, patriarchal Greek family and business, also presented challenges for Zika as a contemporary, free-spirited woman.
In this delightful memoir, we get to know the author’s family. We also get to grow with Zika as she shares her insights and lessons learned. Ultimately, to evolve, Zika had to find her own star. The biggest lesson learned is that there is fruit in our family tree. It’s great to want to find our own star, and that can include recognizing some of the wonderful gifts we have received from our family.
Metaxa Stars is available in paperback, hardcover and eBook via Amazon and other online retailers. For more information or to purchase visit www.metaxastars.com
About the Author
Zika Metaxa grew up in an internationally known family spirits business, founded by her ancestors in 1888. As a marketer, she traveled the world promoting the family spirit, as a member of the family business and then, for the multinational company that acquired the Metaxa brand.
After becoming a mom Zika left a career in marketing, advertising, and retail and turned her attention to more intimate, creative pursuits. She first penned a children’s book in her native Greek language. Her new book, an English language memoir, “Metaxa Stars: The Evolution of a Greek Spirit Within Generations,” shares stories and lessons growing up Metaxa. She is currently developing her third book.