Inside Inside

Inside Inside

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by James Lipton

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“An unqualified hit” (Library Journal) that offers behind-the-scenes close-ups of hundreds of celebrated artists— from the founder and host of Inside the Actors Studio.  See more details below


“An unqualified hit” (Library Journal) that offers behind-the-scenes close-ups of hundreds of celebrated artists— from the founder and host of Inside the Actors Studio.

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The second "Inside" in the title belongs to Inside the Actor's Studio, the Bravo TV interview show where author James Lipton serves as executive producer, writer, and host. In Inside Inside, Lipton (who also created the show and is founder and dean of the Actors Studio Drama School) leads us on a tour of the show's star-studded 13-year history, complete with snippets from interviews with the likes of Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, and Sean Penn. Like his show, Lipton's memoir is a joyful addiction.

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What People are saying about this

Gay Talese
"James Lipton brings to us a very considered intelligence and a discerning appreciation of our leading artists in theater and film."--(Gay Talese, author of The Kingdom and the Power and Honor Thy Father)
John Travolta
Once in a blue moon a person comes along whose genuine interest in craft excites an artist, and rekindles his own interest in his craft. In these pages you'll find out how James Lipton does it.
Lee Grant
"Jim Lipton writes the way he talks,-with fluency and passion. His own story is as startling and revealing as his interviews are. We at the Actors Studio treasure him."--(Oscar-winning actress Lee Grant)
Martin Bregman
"I don't know anyone more qualified than Jim Lipton to write a book about actors and their work processes. I consider this book the most comprehensive look into the lives and thoughts of the gifted people that Jim has interviewed. It's wonderful."
Martin Landau
"Every page brings forth revelations, experiences and moments that James Lipton has encountered and embraced, that could not possibly have happened in one single life, but most certainly did and continues to. He has interviewed a virtual Who's Who in theater, film and entertainment over the past decade and sprinkles the book with incisive gems from the mouths of these special people. It's a wonderful book, a joyful read and I highly recommend it!"
Sidney Lumet
"A wonderful book . . . Lipton knows an awful lot about acting and all of it is in this book. Interesting, original, valuable."
Paul Newman
Great, colorful stories about every side of show business. James Lipton lets it all go; his openness about himself, and artists of all stripes, is refreshing.
Billy Crystal
If you have watched the show, you'll love this book... If you haven't seen the show, you'll love this book.
Bruce Lundvall
"James Lipton is our cultural insider for all seasons. As an actor, director, playwright, author, host, and friendly provocateur, he has seen it all and indeed lived it all!"--(Bruce Lundvall, President and CEO, Blue Note Label Group)
Anthony Hopkins
"James Lipton is the most penetrating and compassionate interviewer I've ever known, but, more importantly, a terrific guy."

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Meet the Author

James Lipton is the creator, executive producer, writer and host of Inside the Actors Studio, which is seen in 84 million homes in America on the Bravo network, and in 125 countries, and has received twelve 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 MFA program 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.

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