Joe Pantoliano will write his memoir |


Joe Pantoliano will write his memoir

Joe Pantoliano will write his memoir. The ''Memento'' star will spill about his days growing up in Hoboken, NJ ''Sopranos'' style

Joe Pantoliano

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Joe Pantoliano, the character actor with a penchant for playing likeable lowlifes (”Memento”), and not-so-likeable lowlifes (Ralphie in ”The Sopranos”), will be telling the story of his early years in Hoboken, N.J., where his mother ran numbers and his Mob-connected stepfather did time in jail. ”It’s not a celebrity memoir,” says Brian Tart, editorial director of Dutton, which will publish ”Who’s Sorry Now: The True Story of a Stand-up Guy” in September. ”It’s just the story of him growing up…literally in a real-life Sopranos family.” Though Ralphie’s fate on the series is a secret, Tart isn’t worried that he’ll get whacked before the book can take off. ”You never know when his day is due, but he is a big part of the season,” he says.