Thursday, June 13, 2024

Laurie Colwin Remembered Today: Read One Of Her Many Marvelous Books


The great author, novelist, writer, humorist Laurie Colwin would have been 70 years old today. Wow, how time flies. Laurie passed away in October 1992 from a silent heart attack, in her sleep. But her many books live on in print, and soon as e books (which she would have hated). Laurie left us with a lot of birthday presents in Happy All the Time, Another Marvelous Thing, A Big Storm Knocked it Over, The Lone Pilgrim. And she’s developed a whole following with her food essays in Home Cooking, and More Home Cooking. Laurie also left behind a wonderful daughter, Rosa Jurjevics, a writer and editor herself.

Happy Birthday, Laurie!

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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