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Then - An Oral Memoir of a Writer's Life

Jan 29, 2019

In this episode of Then, the Oral Memoirs of Novelist Warren Adler, David Adler, his son, interviews Warren on his memories and recovery from a recent minor stroke and the challenges of dealing with a spouse with Alzheimer’s. During their discussion, Warren also confesses that a negative review he wrote about Random Hearts, a novel and a subsequent movie that starred actor Harrison Ford, was a mistake.

Warren also gives audiences a taste of Los Angeles culture by recounting events attended at the famous Chasen’s restaurant, including stories that involved his childhood hero James Stewart, as well as the time Warren insulted an entire dinner party with a toast by saying no one reads in Los Angeles. The episode ends with a discussion on the power of fiction as the true mirror on learning about how we are living and understanding the world.