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IIt was a thrill to talk to Delia Ephron about SIRACUSA a sophisticated portrait of two couples on vacation together. She was on Joy on Paper several years ago when the book was released. Since then I have re-read the book and listened to the Audible version several times Each time I am impressed with her smart, witty, and perfectly crafted writing. Told in four voices, the Audible version is just perfect. The narrators of the two couples in this : Finn & Taylor/Michael & Lizzie are just perfect. Naturally from the writer of “You’ve Got Mail” and “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” the writing is beautifully cinematic. It was a real honor to speak to her.
.Listen to PatZi’s interview with Delia Ephron on September 29, 2022
I enjoyed talking to Cyrus Freidheim about Commit & Deliver — and about Booz Allen Hamilton.
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I have invited Ambassador Oren to return to Joy on Paper in December to talk about this brilliant collection of short stories. The perfect gift for the holidays!
BookBuzz for Kid’s Books
Are you like me? Tired of looking at those little squares on streaming channels? So frustrated by not finding anything new and original? I don’t want to see another re-make of Little Women, I’m bored with films that have no storyline, no originality — and no compelling dialog.
As the host of Joy on Paper, I read hundreds of books a year. Having been in the film business (three of my spec scripts were optioned) and adapting a number of books, I have a good eye for a good property. These are books I would option–have a look at them and contact the authors directly.
So wake up, Hollywood. Here are my suggestions. Entertain us. Inspire us. Make us laugh or cry…but for goodness sakes make something original!
Worthy McGuire – a heart-warming story of a family who a curmudgeon WWII Vet keep a promise he made on D-Day.
JILL D. BLOCK
Love in NYC is always fun. In 1981 Jenna celebrates her 18th birthday – and so her story begins with one of the best first sentences.
A dashing young hero,
Will Cushing’s daring exploits on land & sea saved the a divided nation. The inspiration for Luke Skywalker.
A revolution, a lovely woman, an innocent American trying to save her during a bloody revolution.
Set to Neruda’s poetry.
An over eager TV writer meets an enigmatic enchantress on location in Florida. A darkly amusing love story of a sort.
Delia Ephron, a bestselling NYT author is a also a screenwriter. Her films include You’ve Got Mail and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. In Siracusa she is a rather dark look at marriage set in the unusual city in Sicily.
My Life in Full is written and perfectly narrated by Indra Nooyi, the former CEO of PepsiCo. Not many business memoirs make you laugh and cry. A touching story of the first woman of color and an immigrant to head a major US Corporatiom
So happy that Delia, Rpbert. and Jonathan, have been guests on Joy on Paper.
The Last Mona Lisa by Jonathan Santlofer is a dual time–Paris of today and the Paris of 1900s when the Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre Museum.
Robert L Dilenschneider selected 23 remarkable people whose DECISIONS that have changed the world.
Indra Nooyi, the first woman to become the CEO of a major American corporation, ‘is the author of an inspirational memoir: NY LIFE IN FULL. Her story of growing up in India and coming to America to go to university is so fascinating that it just can’t wait until she has time to be a guest on Joy on Paper. This should be required listening for every young woman. Indra Nooyi’s story is a guideline for planning a career. She learned the hard way how to navigate the cutthroat world of corporate America–she did it with intelligence, courage, and persistence. She never gave up–and everyone owes her a debt of gratitude because she was ahead of the curve when it came to innovation in business. Looking forward to being able to confirm an interview date, meanwhile get MY LIFE IN FULL. It will fill your own life. Narrated in her own lovely voice it is simply great listening.
Rita Moreau, the author of the Ghost & Camper Kooky Mystery Series, generously provided this year’s cash prize in honor of her husband, George.
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