Me and Mario: Love, Power & Writing with Mario Puzo, author of The Godfather
His books sold more than 20 million copies. But few souls knew the man behind The Godfather like she did...
"An impressively forthcoming reminiscence full of creative insight. Gino is a natural storyteller." -Kirkus Reviews
Carol Gino made a promise. In her beloved patient's dying moments, the nurse vowed she would keep an eye on the woman's family: the family of world-famous author Mario Puzo.
As an aspiring author herself, Gino's connection to Puzo began with the effort to find her voice amidst the fanfare of a literary heavy hitter. She often picked the brains of award-winning and pioneering authors in his inner circle. But when she opened her heart to the man behind the mobster classic, she began a 20-year exploration of true power and passion.
Guided by sage insights and their powerful connection, Gino blazed the unique trail to an authentic and equitable partnership. Despite their gap in age and ideologies, the aspiring writer and the international bestseller uncovered the secrets of love, intimacy, and life.
With little written about Puzo, Gino's perceptive narrative draws from exclusive conversations and firsthand experiences. As the 50th anniversary of The Godfather attracts readers old and new, her story is one to pass down through the generations.
Me and Mario is an enthralling celebrity memoir by the person who knew Puzo better than anyone. If you like behind-the-scenes stories, feminist ideology, and exploring the minds of writing masters, then you'll love New York Times Best-selling Author Carol Gino's deftly observed biography.
Buy Me and Mario to discover the woman behind the legend today!
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"Gino recollects her 20-year romance with Mario Puzo, the author of The Godfather. An impressively forthcoming reminiscence full of creative insight." --Kirkus Reviews
"I adored Mario Puzo and know why he adored Carol Gino. If you want to know what love is, read this and weep." --Judith Regan, Publisher of The Family, by Mario Puzo and The Godfather Notebook by Francis Ford Coppola
"Carol Gino, the other half of the Mario and Carol duo, has written a luminous portrait of the enchantment that happens when two people love deeply, work together on all levels and co-create wonders of living and invention." --Jean Houston, author of The Wizard of Us
"These two unique souls make a union like no other... It should be hard to capture this dynamic on the page...except Carol does it here so effortlessly. I knew both as writers but never knew what a love story they lived together. Until now." --Joni Evans, editor, publisher, literary agent
"Beautifully written! The magic of exchanging philosophies--the true magic of love. I sobbed and laughed along with them. Quite honestly, I've been holding back finishing--unlike me--because I want everything to last longer..." --Lou Ann Walker, author of A Loss for Words
"This book is about life, living, and creativity... Far more than just being about two people--it is a textbook on life and all its emotions, from pain to joy. It's a book with a heart." --Bernie Siegel, MD author of 365 Prescriptions For The Soul and Love Medicine & Miracles
"Gino delivers a readable, intimate look at an important figure in 20th century popular culture. Puzo fans will appreciate this book, as will anyone interested in how two strong personalities can flourish together." --Blueink Review
"Lively conversations are reproduced with revealing disclosures, including about the underlying motivations behind some of Puzo's most memorable creations. . . ." --Foreword Clarion Reviews