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Laughing for a Living
A memoir on the joys (and headaches) of covering theater and some of its most well-known performers including Cary Grant, Tony Curtis, Bette Midler, Molly Ringwald and more.
Kindle Edition, 114 pages
(first published November 29th 2010)
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I think I've had a wonderful life. I've spent most Thursday and Friday nights for the past decade hard at work, laughing in an aisle seat. And when I wasn't enjoying the best seats in the house -- for free -- I was interviewing famous performers like Cary Grant, Tony Curtis, Jerry Lewis, Mickey Rooney, Julie Newmar, Molly Ringwald, Bette Midler... should I go on? I also drove drunk, with a state highway patrolman in the passenger seat. I got paid to test spa treatments, visit travel destinations ...more
What a charmed life I've led, working for newspapers in four states, covering breaking news and world class entertainers. And I've saved the best for last, writing mystery/thrillers from the Florida Keys in the winter and a Michigan lakeside in the summer. Life is good. Thank you God.More about Sue Merrell