Lorraine Bracco's character on HBO's The Sopranos has the unenviable job of psychoanalyzing mob boss Tony Soprano. Bracco's career has plenty of mob connections: She received an Academy Award nomination for her performance in Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas. Now she has written a memoir, On the Couch.
Lorraine Bracco plays Dr. Jennifer Melfi, the woman saddled with the job of psychoanalyzing mob boss Tony Soprano. She's also an Academy Award nominee for Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas — another mob story, in which she played the wife of a gangster. Bracco talks to Terry Gross about her memoir, On the Couch. Rebroadcast from June 6, 2006