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The Lehman Letter

I'm Ready For My Close-Up, Mr. DeMille!

Having maintained radio silence since September, when the book was published, I thought I'd check back in with you.


The book got some nice reviews -- from Leonard Maltin, Tom Stempel, Library Journal, and the publishing industry newsletter Shelf Awareness, among others. The review weren't quite as copious as I had hoped for, but I suppose no author is ever satisfied with the amount of attention he or she gets.


In April, I did a Zoom seminar for the Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library on Long Island about Lehman's youth in Woodmere. I also did a reading in the Shavelson-Webb Library of the Writers Guild of America West. It was set up by archivist Hilary Swett, and I thought it went well. 


Turner Classic Movies showed three Lehman movies on the evening of Tuesday night, May 30, "North By Northwest," "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" and "Sweet Smell of Success."


The TCM extravaganza was courtesy of my indefatigable publicist, Carrie Eisner. As "Virginia Woolf" was introduced and after "Sweet Smell" concluded, they mentioned the book and even my name!


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