Interview with Gina Barreca

May 20th, 2009 by Lewis Frumkes


its-not-that-im-bitterDave Barry said of Gina Barreca, author of “They Used To Call Me Snow White, But I Drifted,” “Gina Barreca is very, very funny. For a woman.” And she is. Gina could as easily be a great stand-up comic as the writer and scholar she is.  She stops by to chat with me about her new book, “It’s Not That I’m Bitter. . . . Or how I learned to stop worrying about visible panty lines and conquered the world,” and we end up cackling about men and women, aging, and all the other things that tend to bother us about life. Gina is a rarity, the type of woman who actually wonders why there is no King Charming? Join us for a half hour of laughing and banter. She will only make you see the world in a brighter light. . . ..

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Harry Hurt III Interview

January 11th, 2009 by Lewis Frumkes


hurt-yourselfLike the late George Plimpton Harry Hurt III does participatory journalism, often risking his neck riding polo, or risking his dignity for example dancing with the New York City Ballet. His many articles for the New York Times have been collected into a delightful book called Hurt Yourself. I talk with Harry about his life in journalism, and his views on life. He is a very cool character.

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