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Apr 29, 2016

Rabbi Susan Silverman is a bit of an alarmist. Don’t believe me? Just read her book. From the Prologue: Page xi:

“At recess, I’d puposely get an out in kickball in exchange for my parents still being alive when the 3 p.m. bell rang and the school day was over.”
SUSAN SILVERMAN podcast excerpt: "People are more...


Apr 28, 2016

Frank Morsani is one of the finest men, bar none, with whom I’ve ever had the pleasure to spend time. That’s noteworthy because I got to know the Tampa Bay auto dealer at one of the lowest points in his business career, yet he always held his head high. Somewhere around 1989, I started working on my first nonfiction...


Apr 20, 2016

Toni Tennille: A Memoir is an okay title for the Alabama native’s life story, but once you read it to the end, you might agree with me that “Toni Tennille: Happy At Last” is more fitting. I cannot deny that I had low expectations as I began reading the autobiography of this singer who I always adored as a teen and...


Apr 1, 2016

If you thought that Straight Outta Compton was an at times brutal account of the entertainment business, ready yourself for the all-out brawl that is Owen Gleiberman vs. Pauline Kael and Her Acolytes. Okay, I’m kidding. Mostly.

OWEN GLEIBERMAN podcast excerpt: "As a college kid, I was intimidated to be around Pauline...