The Person Who Changed My Life

Christiane Amanpour reflects on how riding lessons prepared her for life

800px-Christiane_Amanpour_2011_ShankboneChapter 3 of Matilda Raffa Cuomo’s book: The Person Who Changed My Life, Iranian journalist and television host, Christiane Amanpour, Chief International Correspondent for CNN and host of CNN International’s … Read the rest

Fareed Zakaria recalls the two men who provided a world of inspiration in his childhood

Fareed_zakaria_2007Chapter 19 of Matilda Raffa Cuomo’s book: The Person Who Changed My Life, Fareed Zakaria, an Indian-born American journalist, author and host of CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS recalls the two men … Read the rest

Joy Behar reflects on the guiding women of her life

Chapter 16 of Matilda Raffa Cuomo’s book: The Person Who Changed My Life, American comedian, writer, actress, and a co-host on the ABC daytime talk show The View, Joy Behar reflects on … Read the rest

Pete Hamill explains how the heroes of literature can be valuable mentors

Screen Shot 2016-03-01 at 1.10.21 PMChapter 89 of Matilda Raffa Cuomo’s book: The Person Who Changed My Life, widely traveled American journalist, novelist, essayist, editor and educator, Pete Hamill explains how the heroes of literature can be … Read the rest

Ossie Davis looks back on the highschool teacher and acting mentor who helped shape his life

Awesome Ossie DavisChapter 57 of Matilda Raffa Cuomo’s book: The Person Who Changed My Life, American film, television and Broadway actor, director, poet, playwright, author, and social activist, Ossie Davis looks back on the … Read the rest

Gloria Estefan credits her intuitive relationship with her grandmother for her musical success

Gloria_Estefan_2009Chapter 69 of Matilda Raffa Cuomo’s book: The Person Who Changed My Life, Cuban-born American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman, an Ellis Island Congressional Medal of Honour awardee, Gloria Estefan credits her … Read the rest

Jamie Wyeth discusses his art and culture mentor, Lincoln Kirstein

In Chapter 190 of Matilda Raffa Cuomo’s book: The Person Who Changed My Life, contemporary American realist painter and son of Andrew Wyeth, Jamie Wyeth discusses his art and culture mentor,

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Stanley Tucci recalls his father’s emphasis on the importance of art

Screen Shot 2016-01-04 at 6.29.00 AMIn Chapter 183, of Matilda Raffa Cuomo’s book: The Person Who Changed My Life, Stanley Tucci, American actor, writer, film producer and film director, who was nominated for an Academy Award … Read the rest

Alan Alda discusses how his mentor taught him to distinguish the person from the behavior and to test assumptions

royalty free useage Alan_Alda_Hawkeye_MASHChapter 1 of Matilda Raffa Cuomo’s book: The Person Who Changed My Life, actor, director, screenwriter, and author, Alan Alda discusses how his mentor taught him to distinguish the person from … Read the rest

Marcia Gay Harden remembers all those who played a part in the formation of who she is today

Chapter 92 of Matilda Raffa Cuomo’s book: The Person Who Changed My Life, actress, Marcia Gay Harden star of the CBS medical drama ‘Code Black’ and recurring character in the … Read the rest