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Guest: “Capitalist Girl”

By Johanne Rosenthal (Johanne has a successful blog named, featuring her original recipes) When I sit down to relate the story of my soldier it feels as if I am relating a Bubba-miser, a fairytale, as if the snow that fell was really goose feathers, the moon in the sky a matzo ball. The Norwegian(…)


A day out with Alison

Today I had the pleasure of spending time with my favorite author, Alison Leslie Gold. We started out by shooting a Book Trailer for Alison’s upcoming novella Not Not a Jew. I set up my iPhone 6 with a lavaliere mike at a table in Brooklyn Bagels on 8th Ave, while Alison went to grab the most jewish bagel she(…)


… and I highly recommend!

Read this touching five-start review left on for The Devil’s Mistress by reviewer Jojo Rose: “Alison Leslie Gold’s fascination with the Holocaust has led her to try and imagine the inner life of Eva Braun (Adolf Hitler’s mistress). Alison sheds reality and tries to create from the bare bones of history a fleshed out(…)


Meet The Models: Exhibit Explores The People Behind The Paintings

An interview with Alison Gold on NPR. [facebook_like_button] “I thought of Matisse and his lifetime of models. In her novel The Woman Who Brought Matisse Back from the Dead, Alison Leslie Gold portrays the painter reminiscing about his models: Lisette Lowengard, Helene Galitzine, Greta Prozor. Gold says to do their jobs, those women must master(…)


Review of Alison on LARB

What Gold modeled for me was the idea that the writer delivers stories that the reader needs. The point is to do that job well. WHEN I FIRST HEARD OF Alison Leslie Gold in the late eighties, I had no idea what a visionary author she was, or how much she would teach me about(…)


John Lightfoot

Called John Lightfoot in ‪#‎THE‬ WOMAN WHO BROUGHT MATISSE BACK FROM THE DEAD, just back from Vietnam where he’d been a medic and Conscientious Objector, John (who first glimpsed Claude when he enrolled in The Art Students League) is loosely based on the artist John Emmett Connors. Even though she had threatened to throw a brick at(…)