Archive for October, 2012

Check out this piece in IMAGINE (p. 16) on the feature film project for Elizabeth Searle’s A FOUR-SIDED BED, from the Bravo Sierra team that produced the short film that launched this blog, CELEBRITIES IN DISGRACE…More on A FOUR-SIDED BED Coming Soon.  Meanwhile:

Heading into the Home Stretch of this marathon presidential race, our  political Wise Man, Ol’ Bill, offers a cautionary prediction that he adds he’d be ‘happy to be wrong about’…

Oh No! Not ROMNESIA! by Ol’ Bill
Smart guys often lose: Carter, Dukakis, Gore, Democrats all. Each loss outraged me and broke my political heart. Now I never under-estmate the stupidity/ ignorance/ general cussedness of about one third of the electorate.

George H W Bush, the best Republican Pres. defined it “the big Mo’, then was victimized by the sweeping anti-intellectual mood that infects these folks, especially in closing weeks of a  campaign. The “big momentum,” usually irrational, sweeps through these folks who usually haven’t been paying attention. Luckily the best politician of the century, “Ol Boy” Bill Clinton was able to divert enough of these guys to the Dems.

Unfortunately, deep in my bones, I detect the fever once again. When Romney last minute cooly mimics Obama’s policy positions in contradiction of all his past right wing raving, guess who in their ignorance of his past are impressed as they look for a civilized reason to make “the white house white” once again? And the fiscal zealots of the right swallow his lies and demonstrable philosophical unreliability because they have no place to go. A pending American Tragedy. “Don’t Boo; VOTE”!

(photos: usareport.com, LatinoFoxnews, GoogleImages)

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One Sept. 13, I was proud to co-organize along with author/activist Steve Almond WRITERS FOR WARREN, a literary and musical fundraiser for Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren, which was written up in the Boston Globe.  Singer Amy Correia rocked the house and all-star MA authors read and each gave one-sentence reasons why they support Warren.  Plus, check out this new Warren Ad.  THANKS to all the authors and to the Warren campaign!  Elizabeth Searle

Elizabeth Searle and Suzanne Strempek Shea at Writers for Warren

I’m voting for Elizabeth Warren because she’s for people not corporations and because she’s way hotter than Scott Brown.

Stephen McCauley

Stephen McCauley is the author of six novels, three of which have been made into feature films.

My reason for supporting Elizabeth Warren: I want a senator who will represent the people of Massachusetts, not the big money on Wall Street.

Tom Perrotta

Tom Perrotta’s most recent novels are The Leftovers and The Abstinence Teacher, both of which were New York Times bestsellers. His novels Election and Little Children were both made into acclaimed movies.

“I like Elizabeth Warren because she’s smart, has the right values, lives at the bottom of my street and faithfully walks a dog she would never strap to the top of her car.”

Mameve Medwed

Mameve Medwed  is the author of five novels, including MAIL.

“My reason for supporting Elizabeth Warren? She is not Scott Brown.”

Suzanne Strempek Shea

Suzanne Strempek Shea is the author of five novels, most recently Becoming Finola, and three memoirs, most recenly Sundays in America: A Yearlong Road Trip in Search of Christian Faith.  Winner of the 2000 New England Book Award, Suzanne grew up in a pro-union blue-collar household in Western Massachusetts.

“As a single divorced mother who works mighty hard for her family, it’s clear to me that Elizabeth Warren cares deeply about equal opportunities, equal pay and bright futures for women in this country.”

Lise Haines

Lise Haines is the author of three novels: Girl in the Arena; Small Acts of Sex and Electricity, named a Book Sense Pick in 2006; and In My Sister’s Country, which Rocky Mountain News chose as a “Stellar Debut for 2002.”

Elizabeth Warren belongs in the senate; she’s passionate and compassionate, smart and self-effacing; I fell in love with her first on The Daily Show, where she was so winning that John Stewart sort of held her hand through the whole interview. 

Anita Diamant

Anita Diamant has written 12 books, including the bestselling novel, The Red Tent. Her other novels include Good Harbor and The Last Days of Dogtown

“Elizabeth Warren must be elected Senator from Massachusetts because, quite frankly, Scott Brown is frightening.”

Anita Shreve

Anita Shreve is the bestselling author of sixteen novels, many of them about strong independent women like Elizabeth Warren.

Bestselling author and Oprah Book Club pick ANDRE DUBUS III was unable to attend Writers for Warren but sent in this sentence expressing his support:

Here’s my one sentence about why I’m voting for Elizabeth Warren: “Because unlike Scott Brown, Elizabeth Warren is kicking asses on Wall Street, not giving them a big kiss.”

Andre Dubus III

(photo: Stacy Thompson)

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