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Marian Fontana has been a writer and performer for the past 20 years. Her articles have appeared in “The New Yorker”, “Vanity Fair”, “Elle”, “Parenting and Martha Stewart” magazine. Her most recent book, “A Widows Walk” was on “The New York Times” best selling memoir list and was chosen as the Top Ten Great Reads of 2005 by “People” magazine and “The Washington Post?s” Book Raves of 2005. “The Kirkus Book Review” gave it a star rating, calling it “an engrossing and inspiring 9/11 memoir.” “An astonishing new memoir” by “Vanity Fair” and “the debut of a gifted writer” by “Newsweek”.
After losing her husband on September 11th, 2001, Marian became a political activist founding the 9-11 Families Association which has advocated for firefighters and the 9-11 victims families.
She currently serves as Board President for TributeWTC, and serves on The LMDC Family Advisory Board, The FDNY Family Advisory committee, The Ebbets Field Memorial Foundation and the Committee for the 2011 Police and Fire Games.