Tom Santopietro is a “Jack Of All Trades”,  who has worked for the past twenty years in New York theater as a manager of more than two dozen Broadway shows, with the NY Times writing a wonderful article about his life behind the scenes in the Theater world, and he is also the bestselling critically acclaimed author of The Importance of Being Barbra, Considering Doris Day (A NY Times Editor’s Choice) and Sinatra in Hollywood.
Here’s what Amazon has to say about his brilliant new book “The Godfather Effect:
A brilliant examination of our forty year obsession with the classic film trilogy—and a personal  reflection on what it means to be Italian-American
Forty years and one billion dollars in gross box office receipts after the initial release of The Godfather, Francis Ford Coppola’s masterful trilogy continues to fascinate viewers old and new. The Godfather Effect skillfully analyzes the reasons behind this ongoing global phenomenon. Packed with behind-the-scenes anecdotes from all three Godfather films, Tom Santopietro explores the historical origins of the Mob and why they thrived in America, how Italian-Americans are portrayed in the media, and how a saga of murderous gangsters captivated audiences around the globe. Laced with stories about Brando,  Pacino, and Sinatra, and interwoven with a funny and poignant memoir about the author’s own experiences growing up with an Italian name in an Anglo world of private schools and country clubs, The Godfather Effect is a book for film lovers, observers of American life, and Italians of all nationalities.
And here is some of the wonderful feedback it has received:
“… a beautiful narrative of the way pop culture shapes our self-image.” –The Hollywood Reporter

“Slickly told… it’s the connections with family that give it a center as sweet as cannoli cream.” –Newsday

“Engaging…slick…entertaining” –Kirkus Reviews

“A fascinating, great read” –Patti LuPone

Here “The King Of Kamelot” sits down with the bestselling author and Theater Manager Tom Santopietro right before he is about to interview the legendary Garry Marshall (Yes, Tom also interviews famous people as well!) in NYC to have a wonderful discussion about “The Godfather Effect”, his unique career, and sooo much more!!  Tom is an awesome guy, a brilliant writer, and has a wonderful life story to share to enjoy this one Kade Nation!!