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OUR RATING CRITERIA
- 1 - Not recommended for reading.
- 2 - Somewhat engaging, book is just OK.
- 3 - Pretty engaging, good book.
- 4 - Engaging, very good book.
- 5 - Really engaging, excellent book.
With a hit Netflix series (“Grace and Frankie”) and a much buzzed-about feature film (“Grandma”) on the way, Lily Tomlin is all the rage. Of course, the 75-year-old actress and comedian has been turning out unforgettable roles for the better part of five decades, from Ernestine, the condescending telephone operator on “Laugh-In,” to Violet Newstead, the secretary in “9 to 5.” In this wide-ranging, intimate and often hilarious Kindle Singles Interview, Tomlin covers all aspects of her extraordinary life and career, turning a drab Manhattan hotel room into a one-woman show with tales of her childhood in Detroit, her early years in New York, and the origins of her classic characters.
Tom Roston is a veteran journalist and author of two previous Kindle Singles Interviews, with Ted Allen and Ken Burns. Roston began his career at The Nation and Vanity Fair, before working at Premiere magazine as a senior editor. He is a frequent contributor to The New York Times and his book, I Lost It At The Video Store, a filmmakers’ oral history, will be published by The Critical Press in September. He lives with his wife and their two daughters in New York City.
Cover design by Adil Dara.
Title: Lily Tomlin: The Kindle Singles Interview (Kindle Single)
Author: Tom Roston
Length: 50 Pages
Publication Date: 2015-07-02