Madonna Paints a Mustache

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Lawrence Grobel ( is a novelist, journalist, biographer, poet and teacher. Four of his 22 books have been singled out as Best Books of the Year by Publisher's Weekly and many have appeared on Best Seller lists. He is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship for his fiction. PEN gave his Conversations with Capote a Special Achievement Award. The French Society of Film Critics awarded his Al Pacino their Prix Litteraire as the Best International Book of 2008. James A. Michener called his biography, The Hustons, "a masterpiece." His The Art of the Interview is used as a text in many journalism schools. Writer's Digest called him "a legend among journalists." Joyce Carol Oates dubbed him "The Mozart of Interviewers" and Playboy singled him out as "The Interviewer's Interviewer" after publishing his interviews with Barbra Streisand, Dolly Parton, Henry Fonda and Marlon Brando. He has written for dozens of magazines and has been a Contributing Editor for Playboy, Movieline, World (New Zealand), and Trendy (Poland). He served in the Peace Corps, teaching at the Ghana Institute of Journalism; created the M.F.A. in Professional Writing for Antioch University; and taught in the English Department at UCLA for ten years. He has appeared on CNN, The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Charlie Rose Show and in two documentaries, Salinger and Al Pacino's Wilde Salome. His books can be found at and other retailers. He is married to the artist Hiromi Oda and they have two daughters.

Madonna Paints a Mustache

& Other Celebrity Happenings

Authored by Lawrence Grobel

"Elliott Gould said to Elvis Presley/'I may be crazy, but/What's that gun doing/ Sitting on your hip?'"
"Mae West always made an entrance/Even when exiting."
In this anthology of more than 150 poems, this jaunty dish on the rich and famous targets all these topics with attitude: Relationships, Mysticism, Paranoia, Bad Behavior, Race, Sex, Religion, and Gambling. These titles give a clue as to content: Madonna Paints a Mustache; James Franco was Pretty Crank-O; Dolly Parton at 3 A.M.; Drew Barrymore Keeps Her First Gray Hair; Saul Bellow Quite a Fellow; I'd Like to Say I Had a Ball Jake Gyllenhaal; Penelope Cruz Nothing to Lose; Ashley Judd Spits Tobacco; Nicole Kidman Brought Sushi; Bud Cort's His Harold Past; Zsa Zsa Ain't So Ga-Ga; Bruce Springsteen Gets Rejected; When Christian Slater Got Out of Jail; 14 Carat Goldie; I Kissed Farrah Fawcett; I'd Rather Be Alone, Sharon Stone.

Publication Date:
1502327902 / 9781502327901
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5" x 8"
Black and White with Bleed
Related Categories:
Poetry / Subjects & Themes / General

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