This Is the Author David Dean Bottrell, Laura Vanderkam, and Clea Shearer & Joanna Teplin
S4 E13: David Dean Bottrell, Laura Vanderkam, and Clea Shearer & Joanna Teplin

In this episode of This Is the Author, meet David Dean Bottrell, author of Working Actor; Laura Vanderkam, author of Juliet’s School of Possibilities; and Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin, authors of The Home Edit. Whether it’s making a dream career come true, learning how to manage your time efficiently, or organizing your home, each of these authors wants to help make listeners lives’ easier. And catch which author had trouble pronouncing the word “Artists.”

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Veteran character actor David Dean Bottrell draws on his 35+ tumultuous years of work in the entertainment industry to offer a guide to breaking in, making a living, and making a life in the fabulous trenches of show business.

“It’s like practical magic…a deeply personal, yet universal guided tour into the world of acting and the business of show. Loaded with lessons for the beginner and reminders for ‘the vet’.”
—L. Scott Caldwell, Series Regular on ABC’s Lost, and Tony-Winner for August Wilson’s Joe Turner’s Come and Gone

A charming, life-changing fable that will help you rethink your whole approach to time, priorities, and possibilities.

“Thousands of books explain how we should set priorities, stay focused, and make time for what truly matters—but that advice, however sound, is all too easy to ignore. Laura Vanderkam takes a different approach. By harnessing the irresistible power of story-telling, she makes those aims vivid and compelling in an entirely new way, to show us how and why we can make room for possibilities.” —Gretchen Rubin, author of The Four Tendencies and Better Than Before

From the Instagram-sensation home experts (with a serious fan club that includes Reese Witherspoon, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Mindy Kaling), here is an accessible, room-by-room guide to establishing new order in your home.

“The book is a master class on how to arrange even your most unattractive belongings—and spaces—in an aesthetically pleasing and easy-to-navigate way.” —Glamour

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