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Actress and Memoirist MARIANNE LEONE Reads from her Latest, Ma Speaks Up

July 17, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free

Porter Square Books welcomes local memoirist MARIANNE LEONE with her latest acclaimed work, Ma Speaks Up: And a First-Generation Daughter Talks Back.

Ma Speaks Up is a record of growing up on the wrong side of the tracks, with the wrong family, in the wrong religion. Though Marianne’s girlhood is flooded with shame, it’s equally packed with adventure, love, great cooking, and, above all, humor. The extremely premature birth of Marianne’s beloved son, Jesse, bonds mother and daughter in ways she couldn’t have imagined. The stories she tells will speak to anyone who has struggled with outsider status in any form and, of course, to mothers and their blemished, cherished girls.

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Date:
July 17, 2017
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
http://www.portersquarebooks.com/event/marianne-leone-ma-speaks

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Porter Square Books
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Porter Square Books
25 White Street
Cambridge, MA 02140 United States
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Phone:
617-491-2220
Website:
http://www.portersquarebooks.com

Did You Know?

Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.