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Mrs. TNTBS hosts Author Carleton Eastlake in this episode of This Needs To Be Read.
Darkly comic in nature but also deeply philosophical (particularly when it comes to the ridiculous sociology behind human behavior), MONKEY BUSINESS is an astute dissection of the human condition and the bizarre patterns of our everyday lives, both professional and personal. As a longtime screenwriter-producer, former public policy attorney, and past president of PEN Center USA, there is perhaps nobody alive who is as uniquely qualified as Carleton Eastlake to write a novel like this, i.e., one that is one part television industry insider satire, one-part anthropological thesis, and one part literary - if quirky - romance.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Carleton Eastlake graduated from UCLA in political science and psychology and from Harvard Law School with a concentration in law and the social sciences. After a career in public policy and consumer protection law, being hired on Steven Spielberg’s series seaQuest confirmed him as a television writer-producer as well. He has shared in Edgar and Saturn awards and is a former board member of the Writers Guild of America West and a past President of PEN Center USA. His wife Loraine Despres is a best-selling novelist, television writer, and tree-farmer. They live in Los Angeles, California.--- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/tntbsmedia/message