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Season 2010 Episode 0701

Making Toast: A Family Story by Roger Rosenblatt

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Making Toast: A Family Story by Roger Rosenblatt
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Veteran Chautauqua lecturer and three-time CLSC author Roger Rosenblatt presents his upcoming book, Making Toast: A Family Story, a memoir of a family finding ways to cope with the loss of a daughter, wife and mother, on July 1. Renowned author E. L. Doctorow called Making Toast "a painfully beautiful memoir telling how grandparents are made over into parents, how people die out of order, how time goes backwards."The late William Safire of The New York Times wrote that Rosenblatt's work represents "some of the most profound and stylish writing in America today." His television essays for "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer" on PBS and essays for Time magazine have won multiple awards.Rosenblatt has worked as a literary editor of The New Republic, a columnist and editor at large for Life magazine, the editor of U.S. News & World Report, a columnist and editorial board member of The Washington Post and editor-at large of Time Inc. He is a member of the English faculty at Stony Brook University.moreless
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