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'Being There: Journalism 1978-2000' by Tom Teicholz

Award-winning journalist, Tom Teicholz's book "Being There" features interviews with several pre-eminent Jewish artists and figures from the 80s and 90s, including Jerzy Kosinsky, Cynthia Ozick, Baron Guy de Rotschild, Isaac Singer, Phoebe Cates, Amy Heckling, Russ Meyer and many more, as well as dispatches from the road to war, from Israel to the Jewish Diaspora, Hollywood to New York.

There are conversations ranging from literature and film to the lives and careers of S. J. Perelman, John Delorean, and S. I. Newhouse; to discussions of President Reagan's trip to Bitburg, the first Iraq war and a Nazi War Crimes trial being held in Israel for the first time since the Eichmann trial. With articles that originally appeared in Interview, The Paris Review, The New York Times Magazine, and The New Yorker's "Talk of the Town."

Teicholz is also a writer and producer who has created print, video and social media content for Intel, Logitech, the Museum of Tolerance, the Milken Family Foundation, and the Wilshire Boulevard Temple as well as for private clients. He is a contributor to Forbes.com, The Los Angeles Review of Books, among others. His just-published collection "Being There: Journalism 1978-2000" (Rare Bird/Vireo Books) includes work originally published in Andy Warhol's Interview, The Paris Review, The New York Times Magazine, The Forward, and The New Yorker's 'Talk of the Town.' He lives with his wife and daughter in Santa Monica, CA.

You can find Tom on Twitter and Facebook. 


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