The most refreshingly candid celebrity memoir in years, from an actress who has always lived life on her own terms.
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Known to millions as psychiatrist Dr. Jennifer Melfi on
HBO's hit series The Sopranos, a role for which she has
received multiple Emmy, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors
Guild nominations, Lorraine Bracco is one of the most
recognizable actresses working today. A glamorous and
intelligent presence on both the big and small screen, as
well as on the Broadway stage, it's hard to imagine that
this formidable woman was once voted the "ugliest girl in
the sixth grade." But with guts, determination, and a very
good sense of humor, Lorraine Bracco triumphed-and did it
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 wife of acting
heavyweight Harvey Keitel; her film roles, including her
Academy Award-nominated performance in Martin Scorsese's
Goodfellas; the very public custody battle following her
divorce from Keitel; and her glorious return on the series
that proved, once and for all, that even mobsters get the blues.
In this engaging 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. Forthright, funny, and, at
fifty, a woman of both uncommon beauty and intelligence,
Lorraine Bracco knows what she wants out of life. In a
conversational memoir as frank and candid as a
heart-to-heart with an old friend, Lorraine Bracco's On the
Couch delivers with all the force of this amazing woman's
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