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Marie Pizano "From Barefoot to Stilettos" Book, Movie & Humorist Jerry Zezima

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After growing up poor in tough South Side Chicago, surviving a life-changing motorcycle accident, and struggling as a trophy wife, Marie Pizano discovered her power. She is the founder and CEO of her own entertainment company www.MVP3media.com. Who inspired her?  Marie’s mother said, "When something bad happens, you have 2 choices: play the victim or do something about it." Using the stiletto as a metaphor, Marie titled her memoir From Barefoot to Stilettos – It's not for sissies to inspire others to find their own power. From Barefoot to Stilettos marketing includes co-branded merchandise [hats, mugs, sweatshirts, hot sauce, pizza, chocolate – with a % of sales going to select charities], a comic strip heroine named Stiletto, The Powerhouse Baroness, and a film and opera now in development. FromBarefootToStilettos.com


Jerry Zezima's humor column for his hometown newspaper, The Stamford Advocate in CT, is distributed by the Tribune News Service and has run i n newspapers nationwide and abroad. His column is a regular feature on The Huffington Post.Jerry confesses: "If you have ever wondered why journalism is in trouble, it would be because of me. I am the author of 3 books, Leave It to Boomer, The Empty Nest Chronicles and Grandfather Knows Best, all of which are crimes against literature. They also come in handy for propping up wobbly table legs. As a chilling example of just how low journalistic standards have sunk, I have won many awards, including six for humorous writing from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists." jerryzezima.blogspot.com