Always Live Smiling, ALS. The acronym for a serious degenerative disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.Marco discovered he suffered from the "bitch" - as centre forward Stefano Borgonovo, player of the Italian soccer team and killed by ALS in 2013, called it - in 2008, after an intense life made of sports, many friends, a constant and insatiable curiosity about the world and people. A hunger for life that never falters and that fills the pages of this book, written between 2013 and 2014: thoughts, memories, posts published in his blog, short and auto-biographical pieces slowly plunging us in the life of Marco, a man who has no intention of giving up the path of hope. Always Live Smiling isn't the story of his disease, nor a melancholic album of memories. On the contrary, it's a manifesto for life, written by an expert narrator representing the world with strong and light brush strokes, in a constant balance between depth and levity.