For New Yorkers, walking is a way a life: a way to weave in and out of the fabric of an endlessly unfolding urban narrative. And as biographer and chronicler of Hollywood’s Golden Age Sydney Ladensohn Stern discovered, it’s also a marvelous time to listen. READ MORE
“People always ask me why I wrote the book, where did I get the idea to write the book. As with most of my books, the idea did not come from me, it came from others, specifically two friends to whom I dedicate the book. One is Markus Spieker, who lives in Germany, and the other is my dear friend here in New York, Greg Thornbury, who is the president of the Kings College. I had never thought about writing a biography of Luther, but these two very dear friends kept pushing me to think about it saying that the 500th anniversary of the reformation, October 31st, 1517 presented a perfect occasion for people to rethink his legacy, and in many cases, learn about this seminal figure, whom perhaps, they had never encountered. The more I looked into it, I was myself embarrassed at how little I knew and at how shockingly seminal Luther was.”
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“I wrote Ray & Joan because I’m a longtime public radio reporter who was always curious about this woman Joan Kroc whose name is repeated on the air all the time because she gave a huge gift of $250 million that saved the network.”
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