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Episode 11: Kenny Porpora, author of the memoir The Autumn Balloon

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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.

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