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Books by Friends & Strangers

Books by Friends & Strangers

Writing book reviews ratchets up my anxiety.My top 10 reasons why: Two of my favorite credos are Mother Teresa's "judge less, love more" and my neighbor Tuto's "DBAA (don't be an a**hole)."  Although I'm no saint like Mother Teresa and not as cool as my 70+ year...

“Hollywood and Israel: A History”

“Hollywood and Israel: A History”

Tony Shaw, coauthor of "Hollywood and Israel", is neither a friend or a stranger.  He's a professor of Contemporary History at the University of Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom who reached out to me in 2015.  He explained he was writing a book about...

“Mercury Pictures Presents” – 1940s Hollywood

“Mercury Pictures Presents” – 1940s Hollywood

Take it from me - Anthony Marra is a kind, supremely smart, terrifically talented and earnest young man and writer.  He possesses other qualities I admire - patience and graciousness.  His patience and grace served him well when we were stuck together at the...

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