CENTER SPEAKERS PRESENTS MICHAEL LUCAS IN CONVERSATION WITH AUTHOR GLENN PLASKIN
Wednesday, December 8 2010 : 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Reception 6PM, Program 7PM
The Center Speakers Series is proud to present Michael Lucas in conversation with author Glenn Plaskin.
Join us for this fascinating and touching conversation and book signing with author Glenn Plaskin. This conversation will be moderated by one of the most provocative figures in the gay adult entertainment industry, Michael Lucas.
For animal lovers everywhere, Katie: Up & Down The Hall is the heartwarming story of how five neighbors are brought together by the presence of a remarkable dog. In an increasingly frenetic culture where “real” families are often scattered and relationships strained, this uplifting tale dramatically demonstrates how a surrogate family can become just as close as a biological one.
More About Author the Glenn Plaskin
Best-selling author Glenn Plaskin specializes in writing in-depth celebrity interviews and human development stories. His published work includes two books: Horowitz: The Biography of Vladimir Horowitz and Turning Point: Pivotal Moments in the Lives of America’s Celebrities, based on the syndicated column he wrote for the New York Daily News and Tribune Media Services. His features have appeared in Family Circle, Playboy, Us, W, Redbook, Cosmopolitan, Ladies’ Home Journal and in hundreds of U.S. and foreign newspapers; including the New York Times and the New York Daily News.
A veteran psychology reporter and longtime contributing editor at Family Circle, his interview subjects have included such legendary figures as Katharine Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, Meryl Streep, Nancy Reagan, Edward Kennedy, Audrey Hepburn, Diana Ross, Calvin Klein, Sophia Loren, Shirley MacLaine, Barbara Walters, Peter Jennings, Marianne Williamson, Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer, Donald Trump, Bill Gates, Christopher Reeve, Carol Burnett, Dolly Parton, Bette Midler, Cher and Oprah Winfrey. He has appeared on Oprah, Larry King, Joan Rivers, Geraldo, Sally Jesse Raphael, Today, and other television shows
More About Michael Lucas
Michael Lucas is the most mainstreamed, provocative, and controversial figure in gay adult entertainment. With his unique character, activism, and distinction, he is at the forefront of his industry and beyond. Gay newsmagazine The Advocate said, “Michael Lucas has used the stardom porn gave him as a platform to speak out against drugs, unsafe sex, child exploitation, anti-Semitism, religious oppression of gays, and a host of other social problems.”
Lucas has been called everything on his rise to be the owner of one of the most successful porn empires in the world: savvy, abrasive, ruthlessly honest, iron-fisted, intelligent, blunt, disciplined and determined. He is strong, triumphant and this industry’s sexiest maverick.
More About Katie: Up & Down The Hall
When journalist and bestselling author Glenn Plaskin decided to get a dog, he never imagined that his cocker spaniel would so dramatically change his life. He named the somewhat homely runt of the litter Katie, after one of his favorite interview subjects, Katharine Hepburn. But on the day he brought the blond ball of fur home, he realized he needed help, not knowing a whole lot about raising a puppy.
So he walked down the hall of his New York City apartment building and impulsively knocked on the door of Pearl, his octogenarian neighbor, who had raised cocker spaniels in the past. When that door opened, Katie plopped into Pearl’s lap—and what followed was a series of events that would forever change the course of all their lives.
A must read for lgbt dog lovers!
“Katie types, she models, she uses a remote, she changes the lives of everyone around her–and she’s got a great wardrobe! What dog (other than my own, of course) can do all that? Well Katie can– and it’s a fabulous, heartfelt book.”
Mary Tyler Moore
“Katie is a dream come true to the various families living on her floor in a New York apartment. Her heart is so big that she adopts them all, making you wish you were one of them.”
Judge Judy Sheindlin
“Katie the cocker spaniel and her human family teach that loving isn’t abut the bonds of biology, loving is about embracing and caring for each other. Glenn Plaskin’s book will touch the heart of anyone who has ever loved a dog.”
“Beg, borrow, buy or steal Glenn Plaskin’s wonderful interviews.”
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Yojani Hernandez, [email protected], 212-620-7310