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Straight from my mind to your screen—here’s a collection of my thoughts, from the heartfelt to the odd, and everything in between.



Thanks for the Reviews on Salad Oil King

  As Kurt Vonnegut said, a “writer writes for an audience of one.” I agree. That’s how I select my topics, craft my chapters, and select my tone and manner for each work. After 15 years and 10 books, I’m satisfied with my library. But, it’s always nice to hear from readers. So,... Learn More

DATE: Aug.04.2017 | CATEGORY: My Books | COMMENTS:

The San Francisco Book Review calls my latest book, “A classic American crime story spun by a Master Storyteller”

How could an unassuming man with thick horn-rimmed glasses and rumpled suits outwit the Commodities Market and the New York Stock Exchange? How could a high school dropout orchestrate a $10 billion scandal — then disappear into thin air? My new book, The Salad Oil King. An American Tale of Greed Gone Mad.,... Learn More

DATE: Oct.07.2016 | CATEGORY: My Books | COMMENTS:

Mary Jackson Peale gets glowing review from award-winning Russian director and writer

"I was really impressed by M.G. Crisci’s novel "Rise and fall of Mary Jackson Peale". It’s extremely entertaining and useful at the same time. M.G.Crisci found the perfect combination of intriguing documentary facts and his own fictional imagination. It’s pretty rare when the writer can delicately combine these two elements in a... Learn More

DATE: Sep.17.2015 | CATEGORY: My Books, My Life | COMMENTS:

Welcome to the Impossible

M.G. Crisci, an iconoclastic American businessman and author, with absolutely no Russian ancestry or contacts, decides to take an improbable journey. He chooses to write a book—based on a story virtually unknown in America—the bittersweet life and loves of the world’s first female fighter pilot, a confident, determined teenager from Moscow, Lilya... Learn More

DATE: Jun.23.2014 | CATEGORY: My Books, On Russia & Ukraine | COMMENTS:

M.G. Crisci shares his thoughts with Voice of America & the world

On December 19th, 2013, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty published an interview with M.G. Crisci, written by Alexander Sirotin. In, M.G. Crisci discusses Russia, his impressions of his visits, and his two books Call Sign, White Lily and Seven Days In Russia, with Voice of America. The entire article translated into english is provided... Learn More

DATE: Jan.11.2014 | CATEGORY: My Books, On Russia & Ukraine | COMMENTS:

What do authors Charles Dickens, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and M.G. Crisci have in common?

They are all best-selling historical fiction authors at Amazon.com. Imagine a beautiful Russian teenager becomes the most successful fighter pilot in the history of the world but due to the circumstances of war, is lost in time for almost 60 years? Imagine a Russian museum curator and a Ukrainian English teacher to spend 40... Learn More

DATE: Nov.26.2013 | CATEGORY: My Books | COMMENTS:

Best-selling author. Entertaining Speaker. Thought-provoking cultural journey.

M.G. Crisci to discuss how and why he has written two books designed to build a deeper understanding between ordinary Russians and Americans. American Embassy, Wednesday, October 23rd. American Center for Democracy, October 24th. M.G. Crisci is the “atypical” American success story: ∙ A boy from Manhattan, the son of Italian immigrants, becomes... Learn More

DATE: Oct.18.2013 | CATEGORY: My Books, My Life | COMMENTS:

Another hit with the SF Book Review! “This Little Piggy” gets 4.5 out of 5 stars!

My newly-release This Little Piggy gets rave a rave review from the San Francisco Book Review: "This Little Piggy offers an intimate portrayal of a good man’s unraveling. As Victor slowly changes from upstanding to abhorrent, it is impossible to look away. Some of the scenes, such as Victor lying to Sandra or... Learn More

DATE: Sep.25.2013 | CATEGORY: My Books | COMMENTS:

Has the World Gone Mad? Amelia Earhart vs. Lilia Litvyak

Critically-acclaimed author labels Amelia Earhart, a playful media creation. Unknown Russian teenage fighter pilot, Lilia Litvyak, the “real deal.” Amelia Earhart: A beautiful young American girl attends finishing school in Philadelphia in 1915, and falls in love with flying at the age of 20. She meets a wealthy book publisher and publicist, George... Learn More

DATE: Sep.25.2013 | CATEGORY: My Books, On Russia & Ukraine | COMMENTS:

Wow! SF Book Review gives “7 Days in Russia” 5 out of 5 stars!

My new dual-language coffee table book, "7 Days in Russia", was just awarded 5 out of 5 stars by the San Francisco Book Review. At 11x13 inches, with 200 pages and over 157+ photos, it's a great way to experience Russia through my eyes...for better and for worse! SF Book Review wrote: "If you... Learn More


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