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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

Back by popular demand… I’ll be on air, again!

I'll be appearing on WSNR 620AM and online at, the most listened to Russian language radio station in the United States for the last 10 years. The name of the show is "The Beer Show" (the show is not about the beer, but just an instrument/metaphor​ for a relaxed conversation.) I'll... Learn More

My friends were bombed today by the Ukrainian Air Force.

Three years ago, some lovely, peace-loving people in Donetsk and Krasny Luch, Eastern Ukraine, opened their homes and hearts to collaborate on my now critically-acclaimed book, Call Sign, White Lily. We lived, we laughed, we ate, we drank together for days, as I proudly gathered rare never-before seen materials about the determined Russian... Learn More

We are who we are.

No matter how hard we try, or how much we deny, we are all, to some extent, a product of our collective experiences. This video is really about the reporter's questions, not my answers, although they are interesting. Listen attentively. 

DATE: Jul.28.2014 | CATEGORY: My Life

Jello Bowl II, 1978 – Young & Rubicam Warriors vs General Foods MBA’s

Location: Stamford, CT Announcer: John Facenda, the Official Voice of NFL Films, AKA "The Voice of God") Cast: Fame-hungry employees from Young & Rubicam and the old General Foods Corporation A hilarious, never-before-posted 10-minute film from the "Advertising Industry's Golden Days." Two teams, comprised of "athletically-deficient men and women" from advertising colossus Young &... Learn More

DATE: Jan.08.2014 | CATEGORY: My Life

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

I’ve joined the Board of Directors for the Russian Cultural Center in Memphis!

The Russian Cultural Center, Memphis, opened this past Spring on South Main Street with a specific mandate from their headquarters in Washington D.C.: bring a non-biased awareness of everyday Russian life and culture to Americans living in the eight-state southeastern corridor. To help bring that mission to life, I've been added to... Learn More

30 years ago

  On October 7, 1982, I walked into Ed Ney’s office, and told him I quit after 15 fabulous years at Y&R. He asked me why. I told him I wanted to get rich quick. It was the 80’s and every Tom, Dick and Harry was launching an IPO. I had met this Wall... Learn More

DATE: Jun.20.2013 | CATEGORY: My Life


50 years in the blink of an eye

To go back to Iona College, the little commuter college in the New York suburbs, where I first discovered I could learned to write was a kick! To be asked to return to talk about my roller-coaster life was an even bigger kick!! To hear my classmates, most of whom I hadn’t seen in... Learn More

DATE: Jun.12.2013 | CATEGORY: My Life

One hell of a week at the United Nations!

Speaking before the United Nations Book Club about my efforts to do something that has never been done before by an American Author was a pretty cool experience. Naturally, since Call Sign, White Lily is about an amazing Russian female fighter pilot lost in time for 60 years, I thought the UN... Learn More