People Never Give Up! Elena Favilli's Success with "Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls" Optimism and persistence behind the best seller book series as explained by the co-author Elena Favilli at the New York Italian Cultural Institute Here I go! I showed up curious at the Italian Cultural Institute at Park Avenue, Thursday February 7, 2019. Hard copy in hands, I waited for Elena Favilli to sign my Italian copy of “Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls” that I had bought two years ago while vacationing in Italy with my daughter. What a young and inspiring woman of many talents, from journalist to entrepreneur!