Book Talk

Premiere DateSep 17, 2011
00:00 Book Talk Intro Kory French
03:40 The First Five Times Stars
06:11 Interview with Steve Friedman Part 1
18:34 Time To Pretend MGMT
22:40 Interview with Steve Friedman Part 2
41:12 Calling And Not Calling Okkervil River
43:55 Book Talk Outro Kory French
45:05 Calling And Not Calling (Cont’d) Okkervil River
45:32 Finish

Subject – Lost on Treasure Island; Driving Lessons

Author – Steve Friedman

What do you get when you plop a moody Midwesterner in Manhattan, the land of the quick and the mean, then grant him a dream job and visions of true love? Here, Steve Friedman recounts with utter honesty and mordant clarity those fateful years, starting with his first job at GQ and including his awkward efforts to impress his terrifying boss and find his future wife. For anyone who has ever confronted the endless opportunities of a big city, only to discover how hard it is to succeed, this boisterous memoir will prove irresistible.

“For generations, fathers and sons have trudged emerald fairways together in a lacerating enterprise called golf. Steve Friedman does a marvelous job writing about one such improbable outing, in which nine holes of spirited hacking bridged an aching gap between him and his dad. Driving Lessons is a good read about a good walk, unspoiled.” — Carl Hiassen, author of The Downhill Lie: A Hacker’s Return to a Ruinous Sport

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Steve Friedman



Okkervil River
Sep 16 – Tipitina’s – New Orleans, LA
Sep 17 – Granada Theater – Dallas, TX
Sep 19 – The Granada – Lawrence, KS
Sep 20 – The Pageant – St. Louis, MO
Sep 21 – Pabst Theater – Milwaukee, WI
Sep 22 – Vic Theater – Chicago, IL
Sep 23 – Fountain Square – Cincinnati, OH
Sep 24 – The Club – Rochester, NY
Sep 25 – Nor’Easter Festival – Burlington, VT

Kory French is the Founder and Principal of Emily Consulting, a consulting company that leads start-up and early-stage companies in everything from concept development to strategic planning to scaling and exit…