Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A Good Read

BBC Radio 4

"Tales of the City" has been featured on "A Good Read" from BBC Radio 4 originally broadcast on October 25, 2011.

Christopher Frayling's choice: Ill Fares The Land: A Treatise On Our Present Discontents by Professor Tony Judt
Publ. Penguin

Nikki Bedi's choice: The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
Publ. Harper Perennial

Harriet Gilbert's choice: Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin
Publ. Black Swan

Listen to the program here

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Dear Me: A Letter To My Sixteen-Year-Old Self

Armistead Maupins is one of 75 contributors to the new book "Dear Me: A Letter to My Sixteen-Year-Old Self" to be released October 25, 2011 (US) by Joseph Galliano.

These nuggets of wisdom are offered by an Academy Award–nominated actor (James Woods), a popular comedian (Aasif Mandvi), and a world-famous novelist (Jodi Picoult) to their sixteen-year-old selves. No matter how accomplished and confident they seem today, at sixteen, they were like the rest of us—often unsure, frequently confused, and usually in need of a little reassurance.

In Dear Me, 75 celebrities, writers, musicians, athletes, and actors have written letters to their younger selves that give words of comfort, warning, humor, and advice. These letters present intimate, moving, and witty insights into some of the world’s most intriguing and admired individuals. By turns funny, surprising, raw, and uplifting, this singular collection captures the universal conditions that are youth, life, and growing up.

Proceeds from the book benefit Doctors without Borders.

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