Radio Hour: Lauren Weedman's 'Miss Fortune' & David Ulin on Donald Trump

Radio Hour: Lauren Weedman's 'Miss Fortune' & David Ulin on Donald Trump

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This week, actor and writer Lauren Weedman (LookingHung) talks about her collection of funny, personal essays Miss Fortune: Fresh Perspectives on Having It All from Someone Who Is Not Okay. Plus David Ulin stops by to talk about Donald Trump as the American id, as well as the American susceptibility to con men.

Featuring Tom Lutz, Laurie Winer, and Seth Greenland. Produced by Alan Minsky.

LARB Contributors

David L. Ulin is the author or editor of eight previous books, including The Lost Art of Reading: Why Books Matter in a Distracted Time and the Library of America's Writing Los Angeles: A Literary Anthology, which won a California Book Award. He is book critic, and former book editor, of the Los Angeles Times.  (Photograph by Noah Ulin.)
Lauren Weedman is an award winning comedic actress, playwright and author. Her new book, Miss Fortune: Fresh Perspectives on Having it All from Someone Who is NOT OKAY, was published by Plume in March 2016. Her first book, A Woman Trapped in a Woman's Body, a collection of comedic essays, was named by Kirkus Review as a top ten Indie book for 2007. She has written and performed 9 solo plays including Homecoming, Amsterdam, If Ornaments Had Lips, Huu, Rash, Wreckage, Bust, and No… You Shut Up, which was commissioned by Boise Contemporary Theater. More recently, she created and performed The People’s Republic of Portland for Portland Center Stage. Her television credits include The Daily ShowTrue BloodUnited States of TaraReno 911Curb Your EnthusiasmNew GirlArrested Development, Looking, and Hung. Film credits include Imagine ThatDate Night, A Five Year Engagement, and The Gambler.  Lauren is the host of the popular Moth storytelling slam in Santa Monica.

Tom Lutz is the editor-in-chief of the Los Angeles Review of Books. His latest book is Born Slippy: A Novel.

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Seth Greenland’s first memoir, A Kingdom of Tender Colors, will be published in 2020 by Europa Editions. He is the author of five novels. His 1997 play Jungle Rot won the Kennedy Center/American Express Fund for New American Plays Award and the American Theater Critics Association Award. He was a writer-producer on the Emmy-nominated HBO series Big Love.
Laurie Winer is a Los Angeles Review of Books founding editor.


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