Media Coverage

New! Tony appeared on Good Day New York on September 1, 2016. View video.

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New: Read an op-ed piece by Tony in The Advocate, and an excerpt from A Gift of Love.

Tony interviewed on NBC New York TV

New Memoir Remembers Legend Ethel Merman - Variety

Humour Heals Excerpt from 'A Gift of Love' on The Mindful Word

Mother Teresa's Legacy of Unconditional Love Excerpt from 'A Gift of Love' on The Three Tomatoes

Being a Wordsmith Feature and Excerpt from 'A Gift of Love

Review on Manhattan With A Twist

Palm Beach Post - Personal Journey of Tony Cointreau {VIDEO}

How Mother Teresa & Ethel Merman Taught Me Unconditional Love -

The Advocate features Ethel Merman, Mother Teresa... and Me in their Weekly Top 10 List, The Hot Sheet.

Feature on New York Observer

Interview in Playbill

Featured in New York Post

Mentioned in Boston Herald Article

Mentioned in New York Social Diary

Mentioned in Chicago Tribune Article

Review in Boy Culture

" read this memoir is a rich, inspiring experience, with a little something for everyone within its memorable pages. Very nicely done!" — Crystal Book Reviews

"This memoir is beautifully written. It is captivating, heart-breaking, haunting, and inspiring." — Margo Kelly

Richard Skipper blog post in memory of Ethel Merman, this features and highlights Tony's book.

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Praise for Ethel Merman, Mother Teresa... and Me

"I was so interested in your life with Ethel Merman…she was a gifted and fascinating woman. And of course Mother Teresa is smiling down. I don't think she would ever be anything but enthusiastic about your life and its far-ranging activity.

Your book is a wonderful story that nobody else can tell. I even think your family background is fun! You are a Cointreau, but then you also had the important entertainer career—I don't think they make many more like you."
HELEN GURLEY BROWN, Author and iconic editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine

Tony Cointreau's friendship with my mother was one of her life's true blessings. Naturally comfortable in the brightest light of her stardom and the softest light of her vulnerable heart, Tony shared an everyday intimacy with Ethel like a second my brother.
BOB LEVITT, Ethel Merman's son

Dear Tony,
I am glad to know that you have experienced joy in sharing our works of love for the poor in our home for AIDS patients. Thank you for your generous gift of love. Please pray for me as I do for you.
God bless you,
—MOTHER TERESA, Missionaries of Charity