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June 3, 2017


In Sunday’s “Where Are They Now?” column, Rue McClanahan was described as “ a west coast serial killer obsessed with astrology”.  We regret the inadvertent inference that might have been led some readers to believe Ms. McClanahan was the Zodiac Kille...

June 3, 2017

One of the keys to a successful book is a great title - like my new book, Good Luck Mr. Gorsky. Isn't that catchy?

By contrast, here are some bad book titles. What were they thinking??


  1. Children’s Letters to Connie Chung

  2. Children’s Letters to Maury...

May 20, 2017

There's a lot not to like about today's Times Square. When I'm elected mayor, first thing I do is bulldoze Bloomberg's pedestrian park and let the traffic flow through again. Beep beep!

But I don't buy the "I miss the sleazy Times Square of the 70's and 80s" lament. I s...

May 19, 2017

I was born in New York City. I’ve lived and worked in New York City all my life. I’ve been a major success in New York City, I’ve been a colossal failure in New York City (sometimes in the same twenty four hour period). I’ve starred on Broadway in New York City, I’ve s...

May 18, 2017

The rain.

The rain fell.

Like an awkward child tripping in the schoolyard and cracking a tooth.

The rain fell and washed away -

- the debris of the last rainstorm.

The rain – oh, wait.

My toast popped.

I’ll be back.

Where was I?

Oh yes, the rain.

Mmmmm. Butter.

Man, this is good...

May 17, 2017


             Max went fast.

            There is a melancholy, unavoidable, that settles in middle age. I put that as a universal statement of fact, assuming that my contemporarie...

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