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Book Review of An Innocent, A Broad

An Innocent, A Broad
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I must confess, I ordered this book because I am absolutely in love with Denis Leary and have been since I was 18. As a result, I very much wanted to peek behind the curtain of his private life and find out more about his wife and family. Who was this woman who managed to nab my dream guy? Turns out, she's a lot like me - a neurotic, worrying mother who was so mentally absorbed by her children that she managed to completely miss the fact that her husband was becoming famous while she went about the nurturing, sleep-deprived, cocooned days of early child rearing. In short, this woman whom I most wanted to hate turned out to be someone I could easily befriend, if given the opportunity. I'm now reading Ann Leary's first fiction novel, "Outtakes from a Marriage," and, while entertaining, it's not nearly as fascinating and eminently readable as this real-life portrait of a marriage, a burgeoning family, and a famous, yet totally human, husband.

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