Thursday, April 11, 2013
Scott Thorson was the longtime companion of celebrity entertainer Liberace, whom he met as a teenager. Originally published in 1988, Thorson’s book, “Behind the Candelabra: My Life With Liberace,” is being updated and reissued in print, ebook, and audiobook editions by Tantor Media. An HBO movie based on the book, directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring Michael Douglas as Liberace and Matt Damon as Scott Thorson, is set to release in May. In this exclusive interview, Thorson explains why Liberace insisted on hiding his homosexuality.
Jen Kirkman is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actor known for the award-winning short series Drunk History on HBO. She has two comedy albums, Self-Help and Hail to the Freaks, and writes for and appears on E!'s Chelsea Lately and After Lately (with Chelsea Handler). In her book, “I Can Barely Take Care of Myself: Tales from a Happy Life Without Kids,” Kirkman defends her decision to not have children, providing a beacon of hope to anyone whose major life decisions have been questioned by their family and friends. In this exclusive interview, Kirkman talks about narrating her own audio edition.
Erika Robuck is the author of three novels, including Hemingway’s Girl and Call Me Zelda, and is a member of the Hemingway Society and the Historical Novel Society. She is a contributor to the popular fiction blog Writer Unboxed, and she maintains her own blog, Muse. In this exclusive interview, Robuck explains how she came to write novels about literary figures.
Kim Ghattas has been the BBC's State Department Radio and TV correspondent since 2008. Her work has also been published in TIME magazine, the Boston Globe, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Washington Post. Her new book, The Secretary: A Journey with Hillary Clinton from Beirut to the Heart of American Power, is the first inside account to be published about Hillary Clinton's time as secretary of state. In this exclusive interview, Ghattas reveals what the public doesn't know about Secretary Clinton.
Thomas Perry is the author of many critically acclaimed novels, including the Edgar Award–winning The Butcher's Boy and its sequel, Sleeping Dogs; the five-volume Jane Whitefield series; and the national bestsellers Death Benefits and Pursuit. His new novel, The Boyfriend, follows retired homicide detective Jack Till as he attempts to find the ruthless killer responsible for a string of murders across the country. In this exclusive interview, Perry explains why he chose to write about the world of online escorts.
Jonny Bowden (aka "The Rogue Nutritionist") is a nationally known expert on weight loss, nutrition and health. He is a board-certified nutritionist with a master’s degree in psychology and the author of nine books on health, healing, food and longevity. His new book, THE GREAT CHOLESTEROL MYTH (Why Lowering Your Cholesterol Won't Prevent Heart Disease--and the Statin-Free Plan That Will) written with Dr. Stephen Sinatra, reveals the real culprits of the disease and gives listeners expert advice for effectively preventing, managing, and reversing heart disease. In this exclusive interview, Bowden explains why cholesterol isn't the culprit--and what is.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Gwen Cooper is the New York Times bestselling author of the memoir Homer's Odyssey and the novel Diary of a South Beach Party Girl. Her new book, the novel Love Saves the Day, is told through the eyes of the family cat. In this exclusive interview, Cooper explains why special felines are central to her stories.