J. Michael Straczynski & Alexandra Fuller: Live at Politics and Prose
Publisher |
Slate Podcasts
Media Type |
audio
Categories Via RSS |
Arts
Literature
Publication Date |
Aug 16, 2019
Episode Duration |
01:14:10
Straczynski may be best known as the creator of the Babylon 5 and Sense8 TV shows, but his amazing four-decade career also encompasses screenwriting—Changeling, Thor, and World War Z—writing for several D.C. and Marvel Comics’ series, and creating his own award-winning graphic works. Now in this stunning memoir he tells his own story—perhaps his most fantastic feat yet. Straczynski grew up in the care of adults variously damaged by addiction, mental illness, and poverty. His only refuge from the misery was comic books, and he gradually realized that he, too, could invent alternate worlds. But even as he managed to take power over his future, a terrible secret in his family’s past continued to haunt him.prose.com/book/9780062857842">https://www.politics-prose.com/book/9780062857842In a series of deft, powerful memoirs beginning with the award-winning Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight, Fuller has kept readers riveted with stories of her unconventional family’s life in southern Africa. Her moving new book, written with her signature brio and humor, focuses on her father, the adventurous, restless Tim Fuller, who, announcing at age 7 his plans to leave England, moved first to Rhodesia than to Zambia. Writing from the shock of his sudden death in 2015—in Pest, Hungary, of all places—Fuller profiles and pays tribute to a man who devoured life whole.prose.com/book/9781594206740">https://www.politics-prose.com/book/9781594206740Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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