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5 from '18 - #5, Beth Lisick, (part 2)

Hello All,


We'll be back in the new year with new episodes, but wanted to repost a few favorites you might have missed. Here's, #5, which is the second half of my conversation with writer/performer/friend-of-show Beth Lisick.


http://www.15minutesjamieberger.com/news/2018/2/22/episode-54-beth-lisick-pt-2


Since then, Beth trekked up to Western Mass to participate in our first live show, AND got signed by a great publisher (I'm blanking on who it is right now) for her first novel, which will be out sometime in 2019!


(In part one of our conversation,

http://www.15minutesjamieberger.com/news/2018/1/19/episode-52-beth-lisick-part-1

we wrestle with more difficult stuff such as men learning how to reckon with their actions and how to successfully apologize - this one is the lighter half of the conversation)


Below are the original notes for that episode, from back in January.

Happy New Year, all!


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Here's part two of my conversation with writer/performer, old San Francisco friend Beth Lisick. (And here's Part One)


Before the conversation, I read a shortened version of an essay of mine called "Peep Show", that Beth was instrumental in getting me to write, a pretty long time ago., when she asked me to perform at her (And Arine Klatt's) legendary San Francisco storytelling series, Porch Light


If you want more of a bio of Beth, go take a look at Episode 52, where you can find the first half of our conversation. 


Among the topics we dive into here are: 

Moving to New York City in one's 40s, writing/writer career stuff and how we define success therein, "Punk-Rock Damage," asserting/enjoying one's own successes, making sure you get to do your own own audio book if you have the chance and want to!, working with a writing partner, avoiding becoming a “brand,” connecting with strangers in Trump Year One, #metoo and Louis and Harvey and fame and sex and power and whether it’s time for redemption and the misuse of the word “pervert” as equivalent to “predator,” and a bunch of other stuff. 


Coming up in March are comedian/author/Conan-O'Brien-writer Laurie Kilmartin and former Playboy Editorial Director Chris Napolitano.


Here's the full-length version of the essay "Peep Show" I read at the beginning of the episode that came out of a story told at Porch Light ...


... and here's the short story, "Close," that led to the Porch Light story that led to the essay that ...


And here's the book Bo's Arts, which came out of an art show at Adobe Books that Beth wrote about back in those halcyon days of yore.


Find Beth Lisick at http://bethlisick.com


Find us at http://15minutesjamieberger.com


Thanks!


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