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Was John's Aunt Mimi Tony Soprano's mom?
28 May 2011
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JFKin60
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According to Cynthia Lennon in "John" she was.

What do you all think?

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29 May 2011
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Since I never saw the Sopranos, I don't get your reference.

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29 May 2011
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Oh...sorry...

She was a very mean, pitiful woman in The Sopranos.

I take it most of you are in England?

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29 May 2011
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I think it's pretty spread out. There are a few Americans (A Fiendish Thingy, skye, Zig, and me are the first I can think off the top of my head), some Canadians (Sun king and vonbontee/Von Bontee-- again, this is off the top of my head), Australians (Paulrus and JoB), Britons (Joe, Ellie, and The Walrus-- I think), and more. Mith's from Mexico, McLennonson is from Norway, paulsbass is German, and there are plenty of other nationalities I can't think of. 

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29 May 2011
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It is mostly Americans (StarWisher and Gniknus as well), with Joe, The Walrus, Doctor Robert and MJB being from the UK, and then smatterings from everywhere else. And you are currently reading a proud Canadian (Go Canucks!!).

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30 October 2014
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Another Sleeping Beauty –a sleeping thread, and what a topic! A lot about nationalities, but the question remains –was Aunt Mimi like Tony’s mother? For those of you who have seen The Sopranos (Season 1, then she dies as you know, the actress who portrayed her died), and have information about this, was she?

31 October 2014
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Never saw The Sopranos, so I can't speak to the comparison. However, in post #3, the OP says:

She was a very mean, pitiful woman...

Mimi may have not been Mother Theresa, but nothing I've read paints her in that light. I would feel comfortable saying no.

Side note: wow, were there really that few of us only three and a half years ago?

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31 October 2014
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Zig said
Never saw The Sopranos, so I can't speak to the comparison. However, in post #3, the OP says:

She was a very mean, pitiful woman...

Mimi may have not been Mother Theresa, but nothing I've read paints her in that light. I would feel comfortable saying no.

I'd say Cynthia's book paints her in a pretty miserable light.

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31 October 2014
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I'm going to have to read that book soon.

I'm beginning to think that Mimi and Cyn loathed each other. They are each portrayed by others in such a way that leads you to believe they were decent women. When you hear of things one says about the other however...

That's a shame.

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31 October 2014
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Wonder why they didn't seem to like each other

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31 October 2014
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Most likely the age old problem of not being able to share the affection of the one they love with someone else.

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31 October 2014
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I thought this question was literal! Glad to hear its just a metaphor.

Like Zig said, I don't think she was that type even if she wasn't always nice to John, but we know he wasn't always nice to her either. People never (don't usually) get along with their in-laws, and Mimi was basically her mother-in-law. It's just how things work out, even though they both were (still are for Cyn) probably decent people.

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