Live! with an AUTHOR

Marianne Leone

in conversation with Christopher Castellani

Recorded June 16th, 2020

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Marianne Leone is an actress, screenwriter and essayist. Her essays have appeared in the Boston Globe, Post Road, Bark Magazine, Coastal Living, Solstice, and WBUR’s Cognoscenti blog. She is the author of two memoirs, Jesse (Simon & Schuster) and Ma Speaks Up (Beacon Press.) She had a recurring role on HBO’s “The Sopranos” as Joanne Moltisanti, Christopher’s mother. She has also appeared in films by David O. Russell, Larry David, John Sayles and Martin Scorsese. Jesse is published in Italy by Nutrimenti.

Christopher Castellani is the acclaimed author and artistic director of Grub Street.

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Jesse: A Mother's Story


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