Lisa Rogak




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Lisa Rogak

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Lisa Rogak is the New York Times bestselling author of over 40 books on a wide variety of topics, from writers and their cats to sabbaticals to cemeteries in New England.
Through the years, in addition to writing books on an almost-schizophrenic range of topics, she has published newsletters and books, started a greeting card company for dogs and cats, bought and sold vintage funeral equipment, and served as ghostwriter. Today she is content just to write books.
A classically-trained pianist, she plays jazz & blues piano and upright bass and accordion with a variety of ensembles.
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Impatient Optimist: Bill Ga...
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“though actor Gael García Bernal, who starred as Che Guevara in the 2004 movie The Motorcycle Diaries, had already agreed to play Maziar Bahari in Rosewater, shortly before filming began he had asked for more money.”
Lisa Rogak, Angry Optimist: The Life and Times of Jon Stewart

“Comedian David Feldman worked as a writer on The Daily Show and his memories of Stewart are anything but warm and fuzzy. “In my opinion, Stewart is very manipulative,” he said. “He’s a crowd pleaser and [only] gives the illusion of taking chances. I’m a staunch member of the Writer’s Guild of America and Jon Stewart fought his writers when they wanted to go union [in late 2006]. They went union and [he] has been punishing them ever since. If you watch the show, he doesn’t really do well-crafted jokes.”
Lisa Rogak, Angry Optimist: The Life and Times of Jon Stewart

“There’s a huge discrepancy between the Jon Stewart who goes on TV every night and the Jon Stewart who runs The Daily Show with joyless rage,” said an anonymous former executive. It was something that Bob Wiltfong witnessed”
Lisa Rogak, Angry Optimist: The Life and Times of Jon Stewart

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