ROBIN WILLIAMS, A LIFE - HALLI CASSER-JAYNE SHOW

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Robin Williams, Kate Spade, Anthony Bourdain, we’ve lost a lot of our creatives to suicide. This week The Halli Casser-Jayne Show focuses on the life and laughter of comedian Robin Williams when joining Halli at her table is New York Times culture reporter and author of a ROBIN, Dave Itzkoff. If life is an improvisation, and it is, no one improvised his life, and, maybe death more creatively than the brilliant tour de force that was comedian Robin Williams. In his new devastating biography, ROBIN, New York Times culture reporter Dave Itzkoff delivers a fever-pitched riff into the life that was Williams’. When Robin dies suddenly, a suicide, in August of 2014 at the age of sixty-three, his passing stunned millions of people in the United States and around the world. His shocking death not only raised questions about how and why it had had happened, but also prompted reassessments of his extraordinary life and career. Illuminating both the man and the performer, Itzkoff draws on more than one hundred interviews with Robin’s family, friends, and colleagues, as well as his own enounters and interviews with Wiliams over the years. Wiliams’ friends were a who’s who of the entertainment biz, and their names crop p throughout the book…Billy Crystal, David Letterman, Pam Dawber, Dana Carvey, Eric Idle, Jeff Bridges to name a few. David Itzkoff is the author of MAD AS HELL, COCAINE’S SON, and LADS. Itzkoff is a culture reporter at the New York Times, where he writes regularly about film, television, theater, music, and popular culture. He previously worked at Spin, Maxim, and Details, and his work has appeared in GQ, Vanity Fair, Wired among others. As Robin Williams life was, we’re off on a wild ride as we explore the life and untimely death of the late, great, brilliant Robin Williams with the author of ROBIN, David Itzkoff on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

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