Episode #12: Living On The Edge

We had to get there eventually and we did… Our last episode of the season is here below. But do not fret, we will be back this Spring with a slew of new episodes. Our program has been renewed for a new season . . . In the meantime, the old episodes are going into rerun mode on Sundays. Our new time slot going forward will be Sunday too.

Episode 12: Living On The Edge

In the last episode of the season, host Frederic Colier wants to investigate writers not normally covered or discussed widely in the press, writers living on the edge. As he explains himself, he is constantly interrupted by a guitarist who thinks that the P.I. is a music manager.


Frederic first interviews Afro-American writer, Sapphire, known for her first novel Push, which later became the indie film hit, Precious. She talks about her latest book, The Kid, as well as her poetry and teaching.
Frederic also sits down with Francophile and queer writer, Edmund White, widely known for writing the biographies of major French literary canons such as Marcel Proust, Jean Genet and Arthur Rimbaud, to discuss his newest novel, Jack Holmes and His Friend. The book explores White’s favorite themes of lust, self-acceptance, and sexuality.

In Pick of the Week, Frederic chooses Punk: An Aesthetics edited by Jon Savage and Johan Kugelberg; Who I Am by Pete Townshend and In The Pleasure Groove by John Taylor.

Stay Tuned for more news coming from the Book Case Patrol.

Episode #11: Good Old Hale and Hearty

Morning everyone,

The weather in NY is little inviting, freezing cold air and snow on the ground. Perfect day to stay home well ensconced, unless of course you love to take walks with razor-sharp gusts of wind. But if you are like me and do have an aversion to this type of weather, I do hope that tonight you will be home and watch our new episode of Book Case TV.

Our new episode #11: Good Old Hale and Hearty

Mental and physical health is a big concern for host Frederic Colier in this episode. First he interviews Jeffrey P. Kahn about his book Angst, an exploration of the growing anxiety trend in our society. Then Frederic meets practical philosopher, Lou Marinoff, author of The Inner Philosopher, to discuss how to apply philosophy to everyday life situations, before sitting down with Sarah Murray, who talks in Making an Exit about death rituals from around the world.


For the Book World segment, Frederic talks with agent Scott Waxman, who discusses the intricacies of becoming an e-publisher with Mary Cummings from Diversion Books.

In Pick of the Week, Frederic chooses On the Map: Why the World Looks the Way It Does by Simon Garfield, The Moon in the Nautilus Shell by Daniel B. Botkin and Second That Emotion: How Decisions, Trends, and Movements Are Shaped by Jeremy Holden.

Looking forward to your feedback.

Episode #10: Spirits in a Material World

Good happy week to all of you,

Every Monday we kick off the week on a great note: by airing a new episode of Book Case TV. If you have not yet watched all the previous episodes, you may do so for free on VOD by visiting NYC Life 25. The link here below leads you straight to them.

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This week’s episode is Spirits in a Material World, the tenth of the series.

Host Frederic Colier explores spirituality as he interviews Andrew Cohen from EnlightenNext: The Magazine for Evolutionaries about his new book, Evolutionary Enlightenment to discuss spiritual activism. Frederic then deepens his quest with Nancy Colier, a non-dualist interfaith minister and author of Inviting a Monkey to Tea, who believes that chasing happiness is the wrong pursuit.


Intrigued by the growing spiritual book market, Frederic meets with publicist Wendy Gardner from Sounds True to learn more.

For Pick of the Week, Frederic selects SQ 21: The Twenty-One Skills of Spiritual Intelligence by Cindy Wiggleworth, Evolution’s Purpose by Steven McIntosh and Belonging Here: A Guide for the Spiritually Sensitive Person by Judith Blackstone.

Enjoy the program, and as always do not hesitate to reach out to us.

The Book Case TV Team

Episode #9: Getting Your Ya Ya Out

Good day everyone,

This Monday is no different from any other Monday. Book Case TV will air a new episode. Number 9. This episode deals with Young Adult fiction. And accordingly we called it: “Getting Your YA YA Out.”


In this episode, host Frederic Colier infiltrates the world of Young Adult fiction. He speaks with Jeff Kinney, creator of the Wimpy Kid series, about The Third Wheel, and Andrea Cremer, author of the prequel Rift: A Nightshade Novel.

Frederic then takes the many doodles he has accumulated over the years to Anna Barber, the co-founder of Scribble Press, the multimedia platform for creating, sharing and publishing stories, to find out what do to with them. Anna turns them into books.

The Expeditioners and the Treasure of the Drowned Man’s Canyon by S.S. Taylor, Splintered by A.G. Howard, Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm as rewritten by Philip Pullman, are chosen for Pick of the Week.

As always you can watch previous episode on VOD for free, follow link here below.

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Episode #8: A Bag Full of Voices

Dear All,

Book Case TV continues its program about the publishing industry at large. Episode #8 will air tonight and will feature a bag of eclectic voices.

Episode 8: A Bag Full of Voices

Host Frederic Colier discovers a mix of original voices writing in a variety of genres with interviews featuring Wendy Corsi Staub, author of Nightwatcher; Susan Shapiro Barish, author of The Nine Phases of Marriage; and Tim O’Mara, author of Sacrifice Fly: A Mystery. He then visits the Huffington Post and encounters Andrew Losowsky from its literary fiction department and Tim O’Brien, the executive editor.


In Pick of the Week, Frederic selects Books To Die For, edited by John Connolly and Declan Burke, Mark Leyner’s novel The Sugar Frosted Nutsack, Tom Wolf’s latest Back to Blood.

As always, we rely on you to keep us informed about your new releases. Do not hesitate to contact us. You’d be surprised how often we are very interested in your books and feature them in our program.

Looking forward to hearing from you