Be prepared to cry. Listen to lawyer and writer, Jon Henes, as he discusses the devastating impact of his mother's Alzheimer's disease. His essays on Medium.com about it are deeply moving, beautiful and poignant. Our conversation touches on life and death, the soul, parenting, family, love and what it means to remember.
Listen in to this LIVE podcast from Author's Night, the East Hampton Library benefit, to fabulous Florence Fabricant, the uber-important food and wine writer and editor of the New York Times. She talks about her latest cookbook (of 12!), her favorite dish to cook (hint: it rhymes with my-yay-ya), how she went from stay-at-home mom to rock star food writer in the 1970s and her tips for cultivating kids with sophiticated palettes.
Listen in to this LIVE podcast from the East Hampton Library's Author's Night benefit!!! Legendary interior designer, Ellie Cullman, of firm Cullman & Kravis, talks about how she started her business, losing her best friend, the best bang for your buck when decorating, and what's on her wish list.
Rev. Lydia Sohn, a 30-something Southern California minister (who says she's "not that kind of minister"), wrote an article for Medium.com called "What Do 90-Somethings Regret Most?" She interviewed her elderly congregants and found some surprising things about happiness, parenthood, love, body image and life in general. In our conversation, Rev. Sohn shares tips for a happier parenthood, decision-making tips, marriage hacks and more actionable advice to live a meaningful life.
Rosie Walsh is making her US debut with GHOSTED, a novel set in Stroud, Gloucestershire, where she was raised. (It was actually called THE MAN WHO DIDN’T CALL when it came out in England.) A former documentary filmmaker, a huge animal lover and a new "mum" herself, Rosie talks about dropping her pseudonym (Lucy Robinson) and using her real name for this novel, how she structured it, how tough it was to actually write, and her tricks for getting over a "Bad Writing Day."
International best-selling author, Jill Santopolo, talks about writing THE LIGHT WE LOST, her strategies for crafting a successful book (short chapters!), how she writes anywhere and everywhere but always schedules it in, why she started writing and editing for kids, and what's coming next for her, including an appearance at Author's Night on the East End on August 11th.
Jen Oliver is the Canada-based founder and CEO of FitMama, a movement empowering women to love their bodies while focusing on pre and post-natal care, even decades post-partum! The author of "The Love FitMama Way: Transforming the Core of Motherhood," Jen uses her fitness training, nutritional counseling expertise and healing arts to help moms look and feel good about their bodies. Listen to our chat as Jen and I interview each other for our respective podcasts (hers is called: FitMama). Listen in!
Chef, food stylist, author and instructor, Lauren Costello, shares some of her French Culinary Institute-trained well-earned tips from her books, "Notes on Cooking" and "The Competent Cook." One tip: just say yes to everything! She reveals some food styling secrets, how to make breakfast kids will eat, and the importance of putting a little love into every dish.
Pushcart Prize winner, Rebecca Makkai, talks about her latest novel, THE GREAT BELIEVERS, the story of a man facing the 1980s Chicago AIDS crisis as well as the story of a mother searching for her lost daughter in 2015 Paris. This beautiful, interwoven tale paints such a vivid picture of an intimate relationship, a time and place, and a mother's love. Rebecca shares what gives her "writer goosebumps," her use of dramatic irony (remember that term from school?!), and what she wished other women wouldn't ask her at book readings. She also gives specific advice to aspiring fiction writers.