November 3, 2015

Drew Barrymore spoke about her book, Wildflower, at Sixth & I Synagogue on Tuesday, November 3, 2015.

Drew Barrymore has long been open about her early years: starting a career in film at the age of just six and her no less precocious struggles with substance abuse. Her new memoir, Wildflower, looks at all that has happened to the actress since. Picking up the story from age fourteen, Barrymore, a descendant of one of America’s first families of the theatre, talks about living on her own as a teenager, her transition from child star to successful adult actress, the production company, Flower Films, she co-founded in 1997, and her work as a model, director, and Ambassador Against Hunger for the UN World Food Program. Barrymore is in conversation with Scott Simon.

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ISBN: 9781101983812
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Published: Dutton - May 17th, 2016

September 25, 2015

John Lahr spoke about his book, Joy Ride, at Politics & Prose on Friday, September 25, 2015.

The only critic ever to win a Tony Award, Lahr reviewed plays and profiled playwrights for some two decades at The New Yorker. His nineteenth book, Joy Ride, is a selection of this work, and ranges from interviews with timeless American dramatists such as Arthur Miller and August Wilson to intimate looks at international figures of the stature of Harold Pinter and Ingmar Bergman. Lahr is also the author of the book-length study Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh, which was nominated for the National Book Award and is now available in paperback.

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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 21st, 2015

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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 13th, 2016

September 6, 2015

Sonia Manzano spoke about her book, Becoming Maria, at Politics & Prose on Sunday, September 6, 2015.

Writer and recently retired Sesame Street star Manzano remembers her journey from a thoroughfare in the Bronx to the most beloved street on television. A colorful yet complicated childhood provided both challenges and inspiration as she eventually inhabited the role of Maria, the name by which she is now known to generations of Sesame viewers.

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ISBN: 9780545621847
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Published: Scholastic Press - August 25th, 2015

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