About the Author
James Lipton is the creator, executive producer, writer, and host of Inside the Actors Studio
, which is seen in eighty-nine million homes in America on the Bravo network, and in 125 countries, and has received fourteen Emmy nominations. He is the author of the novel Mirrors
, which he then adapted and produced for the screen, and of the American literary perennial An Exaltation of Larks
, and has written the book and lyrics of two Broadway musicals. His television productions include Jimmy Carter’s Inaugural Gala, the first presidential concert ever televised; twelve Bob Hope birthday specials, reaching record-breaking audiences; and The Road to China
, the first American entertainment program from the People’s Republic. He is a vice president of the Actors Studio, is the founder and dean emeritus of the Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University, has received three honorary PhDs, is a recipient of France’s Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres
, and has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Emmy by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.