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Through a daughter’s eyes: A conversation with Marina Viola

Marina Viola (photo courtesy daringtodo.com

“I don’t even consider myself a writer,” Marina Viola told me over the phone in November, just weeks before she set off to Italy for another round of speaking engagements to promote her book, “Mio padre è stato anche Beppe Viola.” Despite her humble attitude, there’s no denying that Marina has earned her writer’s badge, at least in my mind. After all, she spent two years working on her memoir at home in Cambridge, finding time to write whenever she wasn’t occupied with her duties as a full-time mom of three, including caring for her eldest son, who has autism ...

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