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In this week's episode, I talk to author and journalist Kenny Porpora about his debut memoir The Autumn Balloon.
The show also features:
An interview with Emily Griffin, Kenny's editor at Grand Central Publishing
Writers on Writing Radio Show
My New School MFA classmate Erin Harris
Writer's Psych with Dr. Ike
Listen on demand or download on iTunes.
ABOUT KENNY PORPORA
Kenny Porpora’s work can be found in The New York Times, New York Daily News, Newsday, and The Huffington Post, and is an associate editor and part-owner of Man About World magazine. He graduated magna cum laude from Hofstra University, where he studied philosophy and holds an M.S. from Columbia in investigative journalism. He wrote his master’s thesis on professional wrestling. He’s reported on some of the biggest national news stories of the last decade, including the New York Yankees’ World Series win, the 2008 presidential primaries, the John Gotti, Jr. trial, and the ‘Miracle on the Hudson’ plane crash.
The Autumn Balloon is his first book. He lives in Los Angeles.
The Authentic Woman host, Shannon Fisher, welcomes author, Michele J. Rolle, as her guest this week. Michele has recently re-released her memoir, Invisible Warrior, an inspiring narrative that lays bare the struggles of her youth in the New York City projects and follows her into a triumphant adulthood. Michele is a Chief Mammography Technologist at a prominent Obstetrics and Gynecology practice, which she has represented in television, radio and print interviews. She has been compassionately educating women about breast health for more than 25 years.
The Authentic Woman is a weekly radio show, hosted by women's rights leader Shannon Fisher, offering perspectives on the female experience in America. The show delves deeply into the worlds of writers, artists, celebrities and community leaders, discovering their passions and inspirations. Shannon Fisher on the web: Facebook - Twitter - Links to Previous Episodes of The Authentic Woman.
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A memoir begins with the need to tell a story. The story often contains a momentous life situation which the author needs to excavate and examine in order to discover how the event shaped his or her values and opinions. Telling the story in a way that readers can see themselves can create a healing experience for both the writer and the reader. In my case, I decided to break my silence about my husband's death in the Vietnam War.
Ruth W. Crocker, Ph.D is an author, writing consultant and expert on recovery from trauma and personal tragedy. Her book, Those Who Remain: Remembrance and Reunion After War describes her experience following her husband’s death in Vietnam and how she found resources for healing. An excerpt has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
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Our guest Jon D’Amore was first published at 10 when a story he’d written about the Civil War was distributed throughout the county school system. During that time, he began studying the guitar. By his 20s, having honed his love and knowledge of music, Jon was traveling cross-country as a musician.
While touring, Jon was also a feature writer for New Jersey’s 3rd largest newspaper, The Passaic Herald News, allowing him to enjoy the best of his favorite worlds…playing music and writing. Eventually, he found a different side of life. He said, “Goodbye and it’s been a slice!” to the music business and entered the corporate world. By the millennium another
change had taken place. For more than two decades, Jon knew that within him there was the desire and ability to write, so he drove to Los Angeles and started as soon as he arrived.
As an insider with no mob ambitions, Jon had been a trusted ear and learned of the life and death manipulations that made friends and relatives from his world disappear. When the smoke cleared, Jon was one of the few left standing. The others were either dead or in prison. The Boss Always Sits In The Back isn’t “just another mob story.” It reveals the demise of the mobsters who ran northern New Jersey…as told by someone who was there.
He didn’t stop until the manuscript and screenplay for The Boss Always Sits In The Back were completed. Jon has written and co-written several screenplays and articles. He still resides in California where he continues to write…and listen to music and will share what it takes to write a compelling memoir and publicize it.
On Sept. 5, 1972, at the Munich, Germany, Summer Olympics, 11 Israeli athletes were massacred by the Palestinian group Black September. Only five Israeli athletes survived. One of them was champion fencer Dan Alon
It took more than 40 years for Dan to want to sit down with Carla Stockton to create his book, Munich Memoirs.
This is that story and it is part of Dan's Story
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Welcome to the award winning show “the Conversation” in its 4th year airing on Blog Talk Radio. This show features the brightest and most unique guests we can find. We offer a dose of positive energy to inspire, motivate and educate you our listeners. Welcome sit back and enjoy the show!
Hosts: Klarque Garrison and Michele Gilliam-Morrissey
Yolanda Grace- Returning to the show Yolanda Grace delves into a serious side explaining her addiction to alcohol and how she conquered it. Tune in and see what this model, singer and actress is up to next!
Keith Scott- Introducing the owner of TALLspeaking! Public speaking made easy. Keith teaching people Nationwide to overcome the fear of speaking…. Find out HOW?!!!
Memoir- Sit back and relax to the sounds of Memoir and alternative Soul band based out of Los Angeles…. (Dena, Zed & Remington)
All this and more…
Celebrity interviewer and respected author, Greg Archer, returns to the show for Part 3 of his journey in writing Grace Revealed - a memoir which follows his families journey from Poland to Stalin Work Camps, to Africa and ultimately the United States.
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Don Feeney is "a retired United States Diplomat and United States Air Force officer. He has a Masters of Science degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Southern California, and teaches graduate school part-time. Don lives with his wife Andi, and their cat, Kismet, in Indian Harbor Beach, Fla." Don Feeney is that author of Gathering No Moss: Memoir of a Reluctant World Traveler.
According to the book description of Gathering No Moss: Memoir of a Reluctant World Traveler, "Don Feeney has seen it all. As a diplomat working for the United States, he served in embassies and consulates around the world. As an air force officer, he had some daring exploits of varying levels of sanity and sophistication. He's lived, worked, and played in more than fifty countries on five continents. In his memoir Gathering No Moss, Feeney recalls his three-decade trip down the wild, weird, and surprising journeys of his life. A somewhat reluctant traveler, he conveys the heavy burden of loneliness on the road while driven by the search for meaning, spirituality, and love. His life has been one of thought-provoking questions, highly charged emotional situations, and brushes with both greatness and tragedy. He's been an airman, an officer, an instructor, a commander, an administrator, a trainer, a consular officer, a manager, and a diplomat. He's sold paintings on a street corner, washed dishes, worked in a paper mill, flipped hamburgers, painted houses, and tended bar. He smoked pot, drank too much, and fell in (and out) of love (including four marriages). He went AWOL, was shot at three times, survived a brain aneurysm, and beat colon cancer. His mantra- "The more you know, the more you don't know sh*t" or TMYKTMYDKS-reminds us all that the human mind will never let you understand the human mind."
First Glimpse Author Readings and Q&A with Ella Curry, president of EDC Creations. Join us as Ella greets the most talented authors on the planet. We will learn more about the featured books and hear the authors read from their new releases. You will have the First Glimpse of a excerpt from the book! Give the Gift of Knowledge, give books as gifts!
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For over 30 years, Terre and her sisters, Maggie and Suzzy, were the successful singing group known as The Roches. Terre has written a funny, wise, and very candid memoir of her life, both before and after fame. Terre's book, Blabbermouth, is a brave, tender and disturbing book. In it, Terre tells the story of her origins, her adventures as a young teenage girl who leaves the “lilac walls” of her childhood bedroom with the support of her close-knit suburban family, her rise to fame with Columbia Records, her travels on the road from coast to coast, alone with her slightly older sister. (“A teenage Thelma and Louise but without the murders,” Terre describes them.) Terre also tells of her early mentoring by Terri Thal and Dave Van Ronk, Paul Simon, and Michael Tannen, of how the towns of Park Ridge, Hammond, Baton Rouge, San Francisco and Greenwich Village shaped her. She tells riveting tales of her early auditions, her first lover, her first male friend, Derek; reveals the sources of her sense of safety – notably her family – and relates violent encounters that she meets in the world as a teenager. Blabbermouth inhabits an uneasy place where injustices are unresolved. Terre is choosing to “see each other in the big picture,” (as she calls it) by telling her story without apology. Her prose’s clear tone is like that from the gold-leaf rim of a glass stroked by a conductive finger. It’s quite an accomplishment.
February 4th, is World Cancer Day, On February 12th, 9 p.m. EST in honor of all cancer survivors, fighters, and those who have lost their life to cancer, we want to spread awareness on the importance of cancer and to take a stand against cancer.
In the 10 o'clock hour we will have Zeola Gaye (The baby sister of superstar recording artist, Marvin Gaye), Author of "My Borther Marvin, A Memoir by Zeola Gaye" it's her new book about life with Marvin.
Zeola credits include writing and co - producing the successful stage play, My Brother Marvin. She is currently collaborating with ehr sister, Jeanne Gaye on the stage play My Brother Marvin II.
Born and raised in Washington, D.C., Zeola "Zee" Gaye. Gaye is the youngest of five siblings born to Alberta and Marvin Gay, Sr. in 1945. Her siblings are Michael, Marvin, Frankie (all deceased), and sister, Jeanne, who resides in New York.
She presently splits her time between her home in Las Vegas, and Los Angeles (where she relocated in the early 1970's to join the rest of her family, after living in Atlanta for four years). She has two lovely daughters, Kim and Monique, and the joy of her life, her grandson, Domonique.
Zeola will be on the show to talk with us about, her book, what she up to now and what life was like with her brother Marvin. ( I bet you all didn't know she was one of his dancers).
Nicholas Snow reads from his living-powerfully-with-HIV memoir, Life Positive: A Journey To The Center of My Heart. Nicholas Snow Live, a daily, global conversation "Connecting the Circuitry of Humanity." Producer/host Nicholas Snow's previous show, SnowbizNow, has had over 1.5 million downloads.