One of the smartest moves I have ever made was to subscribe, and listen, to Mitchell Kaplan’s podcasts. His interviews with daring authors has opened up a whole new world for me without ever leaving my condo.
Today I was thrilled to read in Variety that an author Mitchell Kaplan featured June 26th, is going to have her book made into a movie on Hulu. I don’t know about you, but I feel like I’m part of the in crowd learning all about her weeks ago. This is a very clever book. Author Curtis Sittenfeld provides an alternative life for Hillary as if she never married Bill Clinton. The story will surprise you. The Variety article also includes a Zoom interview that actress/comedian Amy Schumer conducted with Hillary.
Listen to Curtis Sittenfeld describe why she decided to write about Hillary Clinton. It’s all on The Literary Life with Mitchell Kaplan on Apple Podcasts.
Update On What 92 Year Old Burt Bacharach Is Doing These Days?
I have to admit that there are several times a month when I feel like punching someone. That someone is usually a person who says he or she will do something, and never does it. I am not talking about Eliot. I can’t accuse him of that. If he says he is going to do something, it’s usually done in a flash.
I’m referring to folks who I work with on projects, personal and business. I usually find myself waiting for someone to get back to me. It’s so frustrating when we are on deadlines, especially during the pandemic.
There is a solution. There is a new type of punching bag that is just being introduced. It supposedly is great for stress, strength, stamina and even for seniors.
Liteboxer is a digital punching bag that features many different workouts. It’s like having a personal trainer in your home. The traditional punching bag just hangs in the air without any incentives. Liteboxer records your activities and you can compete and compare progress with friends.
Liteboxer provides guided workouts with lights, voice/music via an iOS or Android app. It also features sensors that measure force, timing, and accuracy.
Liteboxer is priced at $1,495. Monthly training subscriptions are $29 for all levels.
Some of my favorite social media posts
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Major Book Authors Tell It Like It Is
Thank you Books & Books, one of the country’s best independent book chains, for the most enjoyable times during @stayathome.
The virtual evening with two of America’s best writers: James McBride (The Color of Water) and Jason Reynolds (Miles Morales: Spider-Man) was so rewarding. Jason interviews James on his new book “Deacon King Kong.” Their exchange was priceless.
“Lying on the Beach On Camera,” with hosts Steve Greenberg and Lois Whitman-Hess, is so excited to present this zoom discussion with Victoria Lang, one of the major producers in the theater world. She details her best understanding of when we may see live theater again.
Victoria has enjoyed an award-winning career in theatre, television, film, concerts and podcasts.
Victoria is a Founder and Managing Partner of Off Broadway Touring and was a Founding Partner and Co-President for over 15 years of PLUS Media, Inc., one of the largest producers of lifestyle programming for television nationwide.
Recent Broadway productions include TOOTSIE (Tony nomination), THE CHER SHOW, SYLVIA, 1984, and ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILE.
Her production of the smash hit MATT & BEN was called “The Hottest Play in New York” by Newsweek Magazine and “One of the Top 5 Plays of the Year” by TIME Magazine.