Lisa Brennan-Jobs – Small Fry

I enjoyed talking to Lisa Brennan-Jobs her amazing book, Small Fry. When I say amazing, I mean really amazing. One might say it blew me away — or at least, it blew me all the way to California. I started humming Leaving on a Jet Plane. Her writing is compelling and her observations of  Silicon Valley during the 1970’s and 80’s …

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Brook Allen – Antonius: Son of Rome

Recently I had the joy of interviewing Margaret George about her fascinating book Nero: Splendor Before the Dark. The dramatic opening of that book — the great fire of Rome — has had me thinking a great deal about Rome. So I was thrilled when she recommended Brook Allen’s new book about the early years of Marc Antony: Antonius, Son …

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Neel Mullick – Dark Blossom

It is always a JOY for me to find a new author — especially on the release of their first book. Neel Mullick’s Dark Blossom is the beginning of what I predict will be a brilliant career.  There are so many things I love about Dark Blossom.   Neel handles this drama with amazing deft and talent as he slowly reveals …

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Roslyn Franken – Meant to Be

It was meant to be that Roslyn Franken would be a guest on Joy on Paper to talk about her book: Meant to Be, A True Story of A True Story of Might, Miracles and Triumph of the Human Spirit Why? Because the title comes from a Yiddish word that has always been important to me: bashert — which is translated: …

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Robert A. Kaster – The Appian Way

[Culture Trails: Adventures in Travel] I just celebrated the 4th Anniversary of Joy on Paper and one of the things that I have discovered is that there are so many ‘magical threads’ that weave through the tapestry of my program. One thread leads to another… A month ago I flew north to visit my son who is completing his Ph.D. …

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