10 episodes

The living memoir of author Warren Adler. As novelist with 50 works and major movies including War of The Roses, Adler has a memory that takes him back to age 3.

Then - An Oral Memoir of a Writer's Life Warren Adler

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The living memoir of author Warren Adler. As novelist with 50 works and major movies including War of The Roses, Adler has a memory that takes him back to age 3.

    What’s Next- A Novelist Contemplates Death in Real Time

    What’s Next- A Novelist Contemplates Death in Real Time

    At 91 years old, Warren Adler comes to terms with terminal health issues and is faced with making hard choices to preserve his dignity and autonomy. In this tough episode, his son David Adler conducts what could be the last interview with his dad. Throughout their discussion, they touch on a number of topics, from what it means to live and die, to historical remembrances, to lifelong passions and small pleasures, both recent and from the past.

    • 31 min
    The Story Continues: Love, Loss, and The Power of Fiction

    The Story Continues: Love, Loss, and The Power of Fiction

    In this episode of Then, the Oral Memoirs of Novelist Warren Adler, David Adler, his son, interviews Warren on his memories and recovery from a recent minor stroke and the challenges of dealing with a spouse with Alzheimer’s. During their discussion, Warren also confesses that a negative review he wrote about Random Hearts, a novel and a subsequent movie that starred actor Harrison Ford, was a mistake.

    • 47 min
    Success: Turning Novels into Movies

    Success: Turning Novels into Movies

    In this episode, novelist Warren Adler tells the secrets of how his novel the, War of the Roses went from a dinner party conversation to a global phenomenon. He gives insights into how a novelist who thinks of himself as an artist can turn works of the mind into movies, tv shows, plays and musicals. He tells equally intriguing stories of several of his other works made it into the popular culture including Harrison Ford's Random Hearts movie and Linda Lavin's PBS Mini Series The Sunset Gang.

    • 59 min
    The Advertising Agency Years: the pressures of family responsibility vs the dream to be a writer.

    The Advertising Agency Years: the pressures of family responsibility vs the dream to be a writer.

    Author Warren Adler talk with his son David about how his writing career didn’t start until he was over 50. This is the perfect episode for the aspiring writer who needs to balance making a living and living out their passion. Adler discusses how he got his first novel published and how he kept going despite hundreds of rejection letters.

    The shift from an advertising executive to a full time novelist was his dream and Adler talks about that transition.

    • 37 min
    Washington D.C. during the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s

    Washington D.C. during the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s

    In this episode, Warren Adler talks to his son David and talks about life in Washington D.C. during the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s. To raise his family, Adler put his novel writing career on hold and earned his living selling his talent for writing. He got his foot in the door as the PR chief for the Jewish War Veterans of America and then later as an entrepreneur of one of Washington’s premier Advertising and PR agencies, Warren Adler LTD.

    • 50 min
    Washington in the 50's

    Washington in the 50's

    Drafted during the Korean War into a regimental combat team, his writing experience gets him miraculously transferred to the Pentagon as Washington Correspondent for Armed Forces Press Service where his byline goes all over the world and he meets General George Marshall and many other top military figures as he reports on the Korean War. He has the run of the Pentagon and shares office space with a full chicken colonel in the Marines.

    • 59 min

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