Sunday, January 10, 2010
Sunday, January 10, 2010
This weeks show is awesome! The guests are the mercurial and multi-talented Kinky Friedman and the extraordinary photographer Harold Feinstein.
I have interviewed Kinky numerous times on my TV show, CONVERSATIONS CAFE shown on the Time Warner Texas Network. He is a tall man, maybe 6'1". He always looks imposing because he sweeps into the studio wearing a black western duster, a black Stetson, black cowboy boots, black jeans and a Hawaiian shirt! I never quite know where an interview is going when I talk to him. He's so intelligent, quick and well-read, he never fails to surprise and amuse me.
If any of you have ever read any of his detective books, the language and "physical" references may have put you off. These books are clearly written for guys! And yet throughout his books, there ares these beautiful passages that always make me stop and catch my breath. He's poetic, even in the midst of bathroom humor!
The current book, KINKY'S CELEBRITY PET FILES, is entertaining and fun to read. The interview on INSIDE THE WRITER'S CAFE was done before he decided to run for Agriculture instead of Governor, so you'll hear plenty of political references in it. The book is one of those books that makes you think, "I didn't know that!" or say out loud to someone else, "Did you know...?" His choice of "celebrities" to be included in the book will be a bit of a surprise.
The Harold Feinstein interview about the incredible 100 BUTTERFLIES book is a a glimpse inside the famous photographer's head. I love how reverent he is about the butterflies he photographed. I got the sense that whatever or whoever Harold Feinstein photographs, he has an ability to look inside his subject, see things "mere mortals" like the rest of us don't see.
If you want to hear the interview, here's the link to my host page at WebTalkRadio.net. Let me know what you think.
Friday, January 8, 2010
Friday, January 8,
This has been an interesting week. I have so many great authors scheduled for my internet radio show, INSIDE THE WRITER'S CAFE.
Today I am interviewing Bill Sloan about his book THE DARKEST SUMMER: Pusan and Inchon 1950- The Battles That Saved Korea - The Marines - From Extinction. Yup, this is exactly what you think. It's a book about three months in 1950 when the US was fighting the Korean War. This is another of those incidents that would make a great film.
Here are some of the books I am considering for future interviews on the show:
SELLING IN TOUGH TIMES By Tom Hopkins
CAREER COMEBACK: Repackage Yourself To Get The Job You Want by Lisa Johnson Mandell
HE CRASHED ME SO I CRASHED HIM BACK by Mark Bechtel
I, SNIPER By Stephen Hunter
THE BRIGHTEST STAR IN THE SKY by Marian Keyes
JUST DON'T FALL By Josh Sundquist
THE BUSY COUPLE'S GUIDE TO SHARING THE WORK AND THE JOY by Kathy Peel
THROUGH THE HEART by Kate Morganstern
A TOUCH OF SCANDAL by Jennifer Haymore
THE SWEETHEARTS KNITTING CLUB by Lori Wilde
WHY DON'T YOU UNDERSTAND: A Gender Relationship Dictionary by Dr. Karen Gail Lewis
NASCAR INSIDER'S TRACK GUIDE by Liz Allison
If you're interested in listening to interviews on INSIDE THE WRITER'S CAFE, the show is an on-demand offering, so you can listen anywhere in the world, any time you want to listen to any interview on the site. All interviews are available as FREE downloads from I-Tunes. Here is the link to my host page on WebTalkRadio.net. Our new website will be up soon. We'd love to hear from you.
Monday, January 4, 2010
Monday, Janaury 2
The holidays were fun, but when you host a show like this one, the homework is never done, there's always another book to read and another author to schedule for an interview. I am not complaining, I love it or I wouldn't do it.
This morning I am doing three interviews I am looking forward to for airing in 2010 on INSIDE THE WRITER'S CAFE.
I am talking to Fred Erisman, a professor from Texas christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. Fred has written a really fascinating book titled FROM BIRDWOMEN TO SKYGIRLS: American Girls' Aviation Stories. Don't let the title fool you. This is an insider look at the inside story about women and aviation as well as the literature that fueled a whole generation. I can't wait to talk to him.
GRATITUDE is a poignant new novel by Joseph Kertes. The story follows a young Jewish girl, Lilli Bandel as her family just disappears on morning. It's a striking story about the final days of Hungary in World War II and what happened to the Hungarian Jews. Joseph Kertes' prose is beautiful to read and his descriptions of the simple, every day things that were happening lend a reality to this heart-wrenching story. The story is based on a true story from Kertes family history.
Harold Feinstein is a name to conjure with in the world of photography. His book 100 BUTTERFLIES is magnificent! That's all I am going to say. If you need a gift for someone, this would be a treasure to give.
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I hope you'll take a look and a listen. Always remember, pick up a good book and read.