Actress and Author Marianne Leone Enthralls Village Audience

Actress and author Marianne Leone enthralled The Village at Duxbury audience as she read excerpts from her new book, Ma Speaks Up: And a First Generation Daughter Talks BackLeone’s remembrances of her Italian immigrant mother will resonate with anyone who has ever experienced life as an “outsider,” and of course, all mothers and daughters. The memoir tells the story of Leone’s outspoken and often outrageous mother with warmth, wit, and humor.

Leone, a Kingston resident, signed copies of her book for residents and staff during the wine and cheese reception following the presentation. The author, also an acclaimed actress, had a recurring role in HBO’s The Sopranos and has appeared in several films, including Joy and Goodfellas.

Author Marianne Leone holds her latest book, Ma Speaks Up: And a First Generation Daughter Talks Back.
Author Marianne Leone kept the residents and staff of The Village spellbound as she read from her memoir about her mother, Ma Speaks Up: And a First Generation Daughter Talks Back.
Residents Barbara Blaze (L) and Marjorie O’Byrne, (Center) were delighted to have author and actress Marianne Leone sign copies of Leone’s latest book, Ma Speaks Up: And a First Generation Daughter Talks Back.
Author Marianne Leone moments before reading from her new book, Ma Speaks Up: And a First Generation Daughter Talks Back
Village audience members laugh as author Marianne Leone relates with honesty and humor, stories of growing up with her Italian immigrant mother in Leone’s new memoir. Village residents from left to right are: John Emler, Marion Paulson, Betty Humphreys, Maurine Lee, and Jerry Powell.
Author Marianne Leone signs copies of her new book, Ma Speaks Up: And a First Generation Daughter Talks Back , for Village staff members, (L to R) Elizabeth Dondero and Joanna Dow.