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BROOKE SHAPIRO, my niece, will be JAN in GREASE at the NORTH SHORE MUSIC in BEVERLY, MA. this summer

BROOKE SHAPIRO, my niece, will be JAN in GREASE at the NORTH SHORE MUSIC in BEVERLY, MA. this summer

Check out the cast! http://www.nsmt.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1134    

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GRAND CENTRAL: Original Stories of Postwar Love and Reunion

GRAND CENTRAL: Original Stories of Postwar Love and Reunion

Often when I hear of a book, I’m so exited to have it NOW that I order it as an ebook. Grand Central is a book worth holding in your hand. The paper, the roughened edges, the gorgeous sepia-colored cover, bring you back to Postwar America, with the terrible loses and bittersweet reunions. Bestselling authors(…)

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JEFF KOONS Retrospective at the Whitney

JEFF KOONS Retrospective at the Whitney

I think Jeff Koons has clearly won the argument over whether he’s just knocking out or making knock-offs of kitsch or whether he’s a serious artist. His work deserves a prominent place in art history that began with Duchamp turning a urinal upside down, and exhibiting it in the 1919 Armory Show. Koons is master(…)

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AN INTERVIEW with me by Caroline Leavitt

AN INTERVIEW with me by Caroline Leavitt

Rochelle Jewel Shapiro isn’t just an acclaimed author–she’s also one of my oldest, dearest, warmest and funniest friends. The author of Miriam the Medium (Simon & Schuster) and the Indie Finalist Kaylee’s Ghost (Amazon and Nook), she is now publishing with SheBooks, which puts out ebooks which can be bought through the company, through your(…)

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ME AND CHARLES BUSCH AND ME AT STUDIO 54

ME AND CHARLES BUSCH AND ME AT STUDIO 54

My favorite part of Charles Busch’s cabaret tonight was the piece he wrote on the “women of Rite-Aid.” I will never be able to shop there without thinking of him. 

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SNOWPIERCER–All Aboard the Train for Eternity

SNOWPIERCER–All Aboard the Train for Eternity

Well, the Long Island Railroad might go on strike soon to the chagrin of commuters such as myself, but in SNOWPIERCERS, the passengers are doomed to be on a train forever, and segregated by a pecking order–those who eat steak and those who eat protein bars made from feces. What’s in your protein bar? Do(…)

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PRISON BABY by DEBORAH JIANG STEIN, a gripping and inspirational memoir

PRISON BABY by DEBORAH JIANG STEIN, a gripping and inspirational memoir

I am a secret watcher of  Lock Up  (MSNBC) on insomnia nights. Why at 2:00 A.M. am I spellbound by the lives of incarcerated people? Because I can’t imagine having to live one moment like that–the clang of metal bars, the echoes of people screaming, the toilet that one has to use in full view(…)

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WHAT I WISH YOU’D TOLD ME, my ebook short story collection is available now!

WHAT I WISH YOU’D TOLD ME, my ebook short story collection is available now!

You can buy it for your KINDLE or for Nook, or or for your apps or Google or your apps at the publisher Shebooks.net What I Wish You’d Told Me is a collection of three stories of women of various ages grappling with the wacky and the tragic in their lives. “Secrets,” set in the(…)

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MY SHORT STORY COLLECTION: WHAT I WISH YOU’D TOLD ME, WILL BE OUT TOMORROW AFTER ALL!

Just got word from the editor. I’ll send the link when I receive it.

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