Archive for September, 2017

Join me tomorrow at The Writing Center at Hunter College

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Tomorrow night, September 19th, I’m giving the Jack Burstyn Memorial Lecture in the Fall 2017 Guest Speaker series at The Writing Center at Hunter College, and will be talking about my peculiar career and surviving as a writer in a post-print age. The event is free and open to the public. It begins at 7PM at Hunter West’s 3rd Floor Glass Cafe (68th and Lexington). Click here for RSVP information.

Some Hocus-Focus on WCBS-FM

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Here’s Deb Gordon’s interview with me about Focus, which aired September 7th, just after the book was released in a new paperback edition.

Models: Seen, but sometimes also heard

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“For decades, modeling was a silent profession, where women were supposed to be seen and never heard.” –From yesterday’s Thursday Styles cover story in the New York Times “There are few accidental literary forms as rewarding as quotations from models. Mr. Gross provides them in an amount that is truly mindless and highly enjoyable, and perhaps unprecedented.” –From “Fashion Victims,” a review of Model: The Ugly Business of Beautiful Women, in The New York Times Book Review, April 30, 1995