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Prime Times: Writers on Their Favorite Television Shows

Prime Times: Writers on Their Favorite Television Shows
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Author: Douglas Bauer
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 240
Pub. Date: 2004
ISBN-10: 1400081149
ISBN-13: 9781400081141

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About the Book:

More than 20 acclaimed writers share their fascination with a particular television show — from Susan Cheever on Father Knows Best to Nick Hornby on The West Wing.

The literary mind and the boob tube are often thought to have little in common,but the two have been trysting in dimly lit rooms since television's earliest days. To prove the point, Doug Bauer asked a number of the finest writers of our time to reveal their own forays into a medium that has been called everything from a vast wasteland to the electronic dream machine of the global village

Who could resist knowing why Elizabeth McCracken loves America's Funniest Home Videos? How Douglas Rushkoff found himself Lost in Space? How Mark Leyner recalls the action-packed Hawaii Five-O? Why Phyllis Rose finds a tampered reality on Survivor? What Henry Louis Gates Jr.'s take on Amos 'n' Andy is? How Alan Lightman felt when he first entered The Twilight Zone?

Prime Times is an eclectic gathering of autobiography, memory,and blade-sharp observation, all bound up by the common — and after all, literary — experience of watching other people's lives while trying to understand one's own.

About the Author:

Douglas Bauer has taught creative writing at Harvard University and Bennington College, and currently teaches as the Elizabeth Drew Professor of English at Smith College. He has written for Esquire, The New York Times Magazine, Harper's, Playboy, and other national magazines. He is also the author two works of nonfiction, three novels, and edited the anthology Prime Times: Writers on Their Favorite Television Shows .