Avery Corman Talks About: Dating, Restaurants, High School in The Bronx, The Advertising World, Getting Published and Having His Books Adapted To Film
We continue our interview with Avery Corman, author of the new book My Old Neighborhood Remembered A Memoir (Barricade Books) 2014, and his story of growing up in the Bronx during the 1940’s and 50’s.
Divided into 5 parts the first two parts of the interview can be seen here.
In part 3 Avery Corman discusses dating, blind dates, sex, going to the movies, the differences between eating out and restaurants, dessert havens like Krum’s, Addie Vallins and Jahn’s and the coming of television.
Part 4 Avery Corman recalls his high school years at DeWitt Clinton High School and his decision to go to New York University. Upon graduating from NYU and trying to enter advertising, he encounters the old boys network that dominated the field and the path he took to get a footing on the periphery of the “Mad Men” world.
In the final part of our interview Avery Corman talks about his influences, his writing, and how he became a full-time author. He discusses two of his best known novels Oh God! and Kramer Vs. Kramer and how times have changed when it comes to bringing a book to the big screen.
In case you haven’t heard, Lester Hirsh died on Dec. 31, 2019.
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