Leslie Halpern writes Passionate About Their Work: 151 Celebrities, Artists, and Experts on Creativity

by Darlyn Finch Kuhn on September 26, 2010

Leslie Halpern’s third nonfiction book, Passionate About Their Work: 151 Celebrities, Artists, and Experts on Creativity (BearManor Media, 2010) looks at the creative process from start to finish. The book explores creativity through quotes and anecdotes of filmmakers, actors, writers, artists, comedians, magicians, dancers, singers, and other creative types who succeeded in the arts and entertainment industries with little more than passion for their work.

Combining interview excerpts and photographs from 25 years of working as an entertainment writer, Leslie looks at how creative ideas are conceived, nurtured, developed, implemented, produced, and marketed through the eyes of international, national, and local professionals. Look for David Brenner, Phyllis Diller, Paul Reiser, Darrell Hammond, Kurt Vonnegut, and other artists, in addition to many familiar Central Florida celebrity names and faces appearing in the book.  

About the Author:

Leslie C. Halpern earned a Master of Liberal Studies degree from Rollins College and a B.A. in Journalism from University of Kentucky. She has written for The Hollywood Reporter, Daily Variety, Just For Laughs, Location Update, Bluegrass Unlimited, Orlando Sentinel, Salt Lake Tribune, and dozens of other print and online publications. Passionate About Their Work and her previous books Reel Romance: The Lover’s Guide to the 100 Best Date Movies and Dreams on Film are available from Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, and Books-a-Million.com.   



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