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My First Boss Only Cared About Sports and Women



My First Boss Only Cared About Sports and Women. I Thought: “This is Gonna Be Easy!” And it was.


See, I grew up Italian. Didn’t speak English until I was five, maybe six.

I was bright, no question about it. I did well in math until about sixth grade when my parents took me to Italy. Once I came back, I couldn’t say the word “three” anymore. I said it like, “tre,” like they do in Italian.


I wasn’t book smart. Couldn’t spell if a word had more than two syllables.

Once I got older, I remember being completely intimidated by anyone wearing a tie. Imagine me showing up to my first office job.


I was so nervous, my knees were knocking. I wore my first suit.

But the boss who eventually hired me taught me something.

See, all he wanted to talk about was women and sports.

Those were two things I knew a lot about.


And being able to talk with him, easy and free, that helped me get over my hurdles. It helped me feel more comfortable. And, eventually, to transform.

Look, I’ll be blunt.


We live in a world where mental health is a serious issue.

More than ever, people are looking for ways to express themselves—and grow.

Believe it or not, that’s why I started writing plays.

As a theater artist, I know how therapeutic it can be to take on a character who’s different from you.


It’s the perfect license to expand your emotional range, and to learn about your different facets of mental and emotional life.

In other words, it’s the kind of activity that people committed to mental health need right now.


Buy these plays, read them out loud, and discover the mental health support of the Transformative Plays


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