Michael Imperioli: A Modern ‘Catcher in the Rye’

Author: Jesse Browner
Publisher: Europa Editions
Publication Date: Sept. 2011

The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger will always have a special place in my heart. I read it before I started spending a lot of time in the city. “Everything Happens Today” by Jesse Browner is almost like a modern version of “Catcher.” It’s a novel that follows the life of Wes, a 17-year-old private school student who lives in Greenwich Village.

I love reading stories of teenagers on the verge of adulthood and seeing the city through their eyes. My life in New York City began at age 17 so I can connect on a personal level to those types of characters.

Michael Imperioli is an actor, writer and producer. He recently completed production on HBO’s “Forty” and is best known for his award-winning role as Christopher Moltisanti on the “The Sopranos.” He has acted in over 30 films including “Goodfellas,” “Jungle Fever” and “Summer of Sam,” which he also wrote and executive-produced.

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