More About the Author
Martha Frankel has interviewed actors (Leonardo DiCaprio, Naomi Watts), writers (Richard Ford, T.C. Boyle), directors (Spike Lee, Nicolas Roeg), musicians (Branford Marsalis, Mariah Carey), gods (Elizabeth Taylor, Robert De Niro), and supposed monsters (Lee Atwater, Mike Tyson). Her work has appeared in magazines as diverse as The New Yorker, Movieline's Hollywood Life, Cosmopolitan, Japanese Vogue [Vogue Nippon], and the original Details. (http://www.marthafrankel.com)
She is the Executive Director of the Woodstock Writers Festival http://woodstockwriters.com
Her memoir, Hats & Eyeglasses, was lauded in the NY Times and called "intimate and exuberant" by Oprah Magazine. Her next book, Brazilian Sexy: Secrets to Living a Gorgeous and Confident Life, co-written with Janea Padilha, teaches women how to finally be comfortable in their own skin (Perigee/Penguin).
She is a winner of a NYFFA Award in creative nonfiction, was the 1997 Philip Morris Fellow at The MacDowell Colony, a fellow at the Squaw Valley Community of Writers, and the 2003 artist-in-residence at SUNY Ulster. Not bad for a college dropout.
She has been an on-air contributor to VH1's Sexiest Movie Moments, Entertainment Tonight, and Inside Edition.
She is the moderator of the Woodstock Film Festival's Actor's Dialogue. Among the people who have participated in these events are Eydie Falco, Steve Buscemi, Olympia Dukakis, Stanley Tucci, Marcia Gay Hardin, and Aidan Quinn.
Frankel has many new books up her sleeve. A few have started to slip out.