Monday, October 28, 2013

Book Case Literary Salon #2, Oct 29th 2013

Please come and join us for a new literary evening.

Tuesday October 29th, 2013. Book Case Literary Salon, The Underground, 955 West End Avenue (corner with West 107th St). 212-531-4759, Subway: #1 to 103rd or 110th St. 7 pm; Ticket: Free.  Book Case TV host, Frederic Colier, takes to the stage to discuss Part II “Swimming in the Fishbowl,” an evening with authors Deborah Copaken Kogan, Andrew Gross, and Lodro Rinzler, who will participate in a conversation and share a thought or two about their unique outlook on life and creative process.

Please note the Salon will be taped for future broadcast on NYC LIFE.  By participating you accept to be on camera and possibly to appear on TV.

Altered Ego Entertainment, the company behind Book Case TV, resumes its Book Case Literary Salon, a literary initiative bringing together the best authors with a live audience.

Book Case Salon is a literary series, started in 2012, for those tired of impersonal entertainment that leaves them bored and empty.  Twice a month, the salon will offer book lovers, the opportunity to mingle with their favorite authors and engage in passionate and intimated dialogues.  The aim of the salon is to create a new but old-fashioned literary experience, writers and readers in conversation in the style of the Round Table at the Algonquin, and to curate important works from a wide range of authors.
The main characters of Deborah Copaken Kogan “The Red Book,” like all Harvard grads, have kept abreast of one another via the red book, a class report published every five years, containing alumni autobiographical essays. But there's the story we tell the world, and then there's the real story, as these former classmates will learn during their twentieth reunion, a relationship-changing, score-settling, unforgettable weekend.

Best selling author Deborah Copaken Kogan, “The Red Book,” sparked a firestorm with her explosive essay in the Nation, and her experience as a 21st-century female author was marked by slut-shaming, name-calling and an enduring lack of respect.  After working as a war photographer, and publishing several books, notably “Shutterbabe,” Deborah is back to the frontline with a moving novel.

Lodro Rinzler, “Walk Like a Buddha,” very much a figure of Generation Y, speaks more candidly and honestly than most to the growing number of people in this country who, as the recent Pew Forum on Religion cited in 2012, consider themselves spiritual but not religious.  His book is packed with advices for the everyday spirituality.

Lodro Rinzler’s advice and relationship columns appear regularly in the Huffington Post and Marie Claire online, and he has been featured in numerous publications, including Tricycle and the Shambhala Sun, Bloomberg Businessweek and Real Simple.

In Andrew Gross, “No Way Back,” Wendy Gould is an attractive mother and wife, who after a spat with her husband, strikes up a conversation with a charismatic stranger.  While struggling with her senses after ending in his hotel room, she becomes the witness of the horrifying killing of the charismatic stranger.  Now she has to run away to save herself and prove her innocence . . . Everyone believes she committed the murder.

Andrew Gross is the author of the NYT and International Bestsellers, “15 Seconds,” “Eyes Wide Open,” “The Blue Zone,” “The Dark Tide,” “Don’t Look Twice,” and “Reckless.”  He is also the co-author of five #1 bestsellers with James Patterson.  His books have been translated into more than twenty-five languages.

Come and meet these unique authors in person, ask them questions about their creative process, their characters, their explorations of life, unveil their limitations, and go home inspired.
The Book Case TV Salon.  When: Tuesday Oct 29th, from 7 to 9 pm.  Where: at the Underground, 955 West End Avenue (corner with West 107th Street). 212-531-4759, Subway: #1 to 103rd or 110th St. Tickets: Free. Must purchase ticket ahead to attend.  More info on
Book Case TV is a TV program airing on NYC Life, Mondays at 9:30 pm.  The program features authors from all walks of life, fiction and non-fiction, as well as personalities and stories from the publishing industry.

Monday, October 21, 2013

"French Flair" EP #308

“French Flair”  episode #308, broadcasting Oct 28, 2013 at 9:30 pm on NYC Life, channel 25

In this episode, Frank Debonair gets trapped in a nasty French business. He receives a phone call from the French President who laments the fact that he has lost his hat . . .  Frank promises to retrieve it.  Who could have the audacity to commit such a heinous act?  To help him with this task, Frank sends a Private Book Investigator to question the following French related suspects:

The PBI interviews: Antoine Laurain, “The President’s Hat,” a book about the ordeal of the president’s hat; James MacNamus, “Black Venus,” a fictional rendition of the life of Charles Baudelaire’s muse; and Christopher Launois, “L’Americain,” a book about his French-born father, fame post world war II photographer, John Launois.

The Book World segment goes into depth at Mysterious Bookshop, down in Tribeca, and our host talks with Ian Kern too see what he is hiding from the public.

In the Pick of the Week: “Mastering the Art of French Eating,” by Ann Mah, “The Suicide Shop” by Jean TeulĂ©, and “Where Tigers are at Home” by Jean-Marie Blas De Robles take the center stage.

The Book Case Team

Monday, October 14, 2013

"More Thrills Than Frills" EP #307

Episode #307  “More Thrills than Frills”

10-21-13, on NYC LIFE, channel 25, at 9:30 pm.

Dear Audience,

We are back with a new pack of six exciting episodes.  We had to take some time off to work on our new series, the Book Case Literary Salon, which we are currently shooting.

In tonight episode, we give the stage to women crime writers.  Frank Debonair introduce them as the next best things since Agatha Christie.  Recorded at Thriller Fest, 2013, you will meet Gayle Lynds, the co-founder of ITW, Heather Graham, Meg Gardiner, and Laura Caldwell.

For the Pick of the Week, we felt obligated to stay on theme with honoring all these hard at work female authors to promote some of the most intriguing releases this Fall.  These books are “Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives, edited by Sarah Weinman”; “Seduction,” by M.J. Rose; “The Husband's Secret,” by Liane Moriarty, and “The Thinking Guide to Real Magic,” by Emily Croy Barker.

The Book Case Team