“Tougher than Mothers,” EP #312

Episode #12                        “Tougher than Mothers”

Tonight at 9: 30 pm on NYC Life, channel 25, Dec 2nd, 2013

Frank Debonair talks about alternative voices.  What are they in an age when the Civil Rights movement no longer occupies the headlines of news?  What are the new trends?  What does “coming out” mean? Is it still relevant in those days of gay rights? Can a male writer truly impersonate a female character?  What about women who meddle in men’s territories, such as war? What kind of writers are they?

Screen Shot 2013-12-01 at 1.05.48 PMTo find out our Private Book Investigator interviews:  Christopher Shinn, about his new play “Teddy Ferrara;” Deborah Copaken Kogan, about her modern version of Harvard “The Red Book,” and Alan Jacobson, “No Way Out,” a new Karen Vail story.



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The Book Worlds segment is a special on actor-turned-playwright-turned-author: Jason Odell Williams, and his first YA novel, “Personal Statement.”

Molly Haskell, “My Brother, My Sister;” Dr. Joe Wenke “Papal Bull;” Lionel Shriver, “Big Brother;”  Norman E. Rosenthal, “The Gift of Adversity,” are this week part of the Pick of The Week.

The Book Case Team