Leslie C. Halpern’s third nonfiction book, Passionate About Their Work: 151 Celebrities, Artists, and Experts on Creativity (BearManor Media, 2010) looks at the creative process from start to finish. Combining interview excerpts and photographs from 25 years of working as an entertainment writer, Halpern looks at how creative ideas are conceived, nurtured, developed, implemented, produced, and marketed through the eyes of professionals in the arts and entertainment industries. Interview subjects include filmmakers, actors, writers, artists, comedians, magicians, dancers, singers, and even a circus fire-eater. Look for David Brenner, Phyllis Diller, Paul Reiser, Darrell Hammond, Kurt Vonnegut, and many more famous names and faces appearing in the book.
About the Author:
Leslie C. Halpern earned a master of liberal studies degree from Rollins College and a B.A. in journalism from University of Kentucky. She has written for The Hollywood Reporter, Daily Variety, Just For Laughs, Location Update, Bluegrass Unlimited, Orlando Sentinel, Salt Lake Tribune, and dozens of other print and on-line publications. Passionate About Their Work and her previous books Reel Romance: The Lover’s Guide to the 100 Best Date Movies and Dreams on Film are available from Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com and BooksaMillion.com.
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