On the Couch

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G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 294 pages
"Born in Brooklyn to an Italian-American father and a British mother, Bracco survived her ugly-duckling childhood to become a Wilhelmina model in Paris. On the Couch traces her rise from fledgling actress to star, and partner of acting heavyweight Harvey Keitel; her film roles, including her Academy Award-nominated performance in Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas; the very public custody battle with Keitel over her younger daughter; and her glorious return on the series that proved, once and for all, that even mobsters get the blues." "In this memoir, Lorraine opens up about her career, her marriages, her determination to be a good mother, and her refusal to be marginalized as an actress and a woman in a society obsessed with youth and beauty. She is also startlingly honest about her victory over depression, her willingness to seek treatment, and how she found her way again. And when she was cast on The Sopranos, yet another incredible new chapter began."--BOOK JACKET.

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Autobiographical account that is strongest when recounting Bracco's relationship with crazed ex-partner Keitel. However, falls down when she tries to offer fluffy, optimisitic advice. A solid, easy ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Lorraine Bracco was born in Brooklyn. She has appeared in countless films, on television, and on Broadway. She was recently named "Woman of the Year" by the New York City Police Athletic League, and has already launched her own line of wines.

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