Topic: Gypsy Rose Lee

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  • 4 truly American novels

    These books center on residents of the USA in different eras all trying to find success.

  • 13 best 2011 author interviews

    13 best 2011 author interviews

    A loose young woman in Nazi-era Berlin. A titanic failure of courage on the Titanic. A Supreme Court justice with a thing for hot blondes. An American president's scandalous love child.  Book authors answered questions about these earthy topics and many more – from sandwiches to Shakespeare – during Monitor interviews with me this year. Here's a baker's dozen of the memorable things that these authors had to say. Click on the links to read the full interviews.

  • Literary Brooklyn: The Writers of Brooklyn and the Story of American City Life

    Literary Brooklyn: The Writers of Brooklyn and the Story of American City Life

    From Walt Whitman to Jonathan Safran Foer, Brooklyn holds a unique place in America’s literary history.

  • Behind the facade of Gypsy Rose Lee

    Chapter & Verse Behind the facade of Gypsy Rose Lee

    Karen Abbott, author of "American Rose," talks about Gypsy Rose Lee and her life of "relentless self-invention."

  • Behind the Burly Q: movie review

    In a revealing peek into burlesque, 'Behind the Burly Q' documentary gives performers a chance to set the record straight about their profession.