Interviews Archive

Interview: Jillian Lauren, author of Some Girls: My Life in a Harem

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Jillian Lauren writes with illuminating prose about leaving her New York City life behind to join the harem of Brunei’s Prince Jefri.

Interview: Hephzibah Anderson, author of Chastened: The Unexpected Story of My Year without Sex

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

A memoir detailing one woman’s journey through the gamut of the dating world with one restriction: no sex for one year. The result is unlikely and honest insight into dating, romance, and love.

Interview: Laura Fraser, author of All Over The Map

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Laura Fraser’s follow-up memoir to An Italian Affair approaches love and life from a tenuous perspective between her desire to continue traveling the world and that part of her that wants to settle down and stay put.

Interview: Wes Moore, author of The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

A memoir about two men who share the same name yet possess vastly different fates. Both men grew up in tough neighborhoods, but one Wes Moore ends up a veteran and Rhodes Scholar, and the other faces life in prison.

Interview: Josh Axelrad, author of Repeat Until Rich

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

A new memoir from a writer-turned-obsessive poker player is wildly fun read—and a cautionary tale about what happens when you choose the road less traveled.

“The Last Time Josh Axelrad Went to Vegas”

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

Elsewhere on SMITH, Lewis Schiff interviews Josh Axelrad, author of the memoir, Repeat Until Rich. Below, Axelrad offers a long riff to the question, “When was the last time you went to Vegas and what was that like?”
I was last in Vegas for two days in September of 2006. It was a bleak mission for [...]

Ray Bradbury in The Paris Review

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

SMITH recommends…this short interview with Ray Bradbury in The Paris Review.
I love this interview; among other offerings from Bradbury, he helps me understand how my partner goes to the Brooklyn Public Library to return two books and comes back with ten. Read Bradbury’s thoughts on libraries, college, the importance of following your own instincts, [...]

“Dear…”: Ben Greeman Talks with Emily Gould About Writing

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

A conversation about memoir, letters, diaries, and writing, from Anne Frank to the age of Gawker.

Interview: Belle Yang, author of Forget Sorrow

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

A deeply personal graphic novel memoir about how Belle Yang recovered from an abusive boyfriend, in part by her father’s healing powers of storytelling.

Interview: Bill Ayers & Ryan Alexander-Tanner, authors of To Teach: The Journey, in Comics

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

The story of how Bill Ayers’ classic, practical guide to teaching has been updated and taken on a new life as a graphic novel.

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