Somehow, without even noticing, we have ironically lost the values that are what make people want to come to the United States in the first place. Put...
A History of Shame
June 6, 2016
Although I’ve been writing and publishing for 50 years, I’m always thrilled when a new book is launched. THE RED SCARF, published recently, is the seq...
The Good Wife
October 25, 2013
Although I believe censorship is a potential danger to the First Amendment’s protection of free speech, I find myself wistful for the bad old days of...
Why I Find Myself Wistful for
the Old Days of Movie Censorship
June 24, 2016
The Big Lie
April 16, 2015
I am often asked what my secret is — at the age of 92 I am writing my fourth novel and fifth book (up at 5 am). Post Hill Press will soon publish a series of three novels I wrote in my 80s. The first of the trilogy, The Hat, won first prize in historical fiction from the Texas Authors Association and has been optioned for a movie.
The answer lies in the overwhelming preponderance of youth in television shows, movies, on magazine covers and advertisements for everything from toilet paper to glorious vacations — not to mention the billion-dollar surgical and cosmetic industry. Society’s message is loud and clear: youth has value but life is basically over in old age. It teaches us to fear aging and permeates the very air we breathe.