Mar 20, 2012 — In his new book, Tough Sh*t: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good, Kevin Smith, the director who kicked off his career 20 years ago with Clerks, explains how he got into the movie business — and why he's walking away from it now.
Jun 19, 2010 — Just what is a summer book, anyway? Does it have to be a big, fat, juicy page turner to earn the right to be packed away in the luggage (or downloaded on the e-reader)? We put that question to several book reviewers to find out what they like to take along on summer getaways.
Jun 3, 2010 — The writer and filmmaker known for the cult classics Pink Flamingos, Cry-Baby and Hairspray reflects on the many people who have inspired him throughout his life — from playwright Tennessee Williams to the crazed martyr Saint Catherine of Siena — in a new memoir, Role Models.
Sep 27, 2008 — Joe Eszterhas was one of the dirtiest, drinkingest writers in Hollywood. He wrote films like Show Girls, Jagged Edge, Basic Instinct and Music Box. After he was diagnosed with throat cancer, he turned himself over to God. He writes about his journey in a new memoir.
Mar 4, 2006 — Want a solid barometer of film quality? Take note of the screenwriter. Critic David Kipen tells Susan Stamberg about his book The Schreiber Theory: A Radical Rewrite of American Film History. "Schreiber" is Yiddish for writer.
Jul 31, 2005 — After his young cousin died in Vietnam, John Sacret Young went on to produce the TV series China Beach. Now he is writing about the war's effect on his family. His book is called Remains: Non-Viewable.
May 11, 2005 — In his book, Trials of the Monkey, Matthew Chapman, the great-great grandson of Charles Darwin, writes about his experiences traveling to American communities where the theory of evolution has been attacked. Chapman speaks to Alex Chadwick.