Tag Archives: Authors

Rob Barnett

Rob Barnett was formerly a president of programming at CBS Radio  and was also an executive at MTV and VH1 (where he memorably spent a day with George Harrison when he visited the studio for a chat with John Fugelsang.) Rob called in to talk about his new book  “Next Job, Best Job: A Headhunter’s 11 Strategies to Get Hired Now.”  

Dwayne Reed

Local Chicago author, teacher and viral video star of “Welcome to the Fourth Grade” Dwayne Reed called in to discuss his new book “Simon B. Rhymin.”

Michael Ian Black

Michael Ian Black joined our Five-Timers Club when he called in to discuss his new book, A Better Man: A (Mostly Serious) Letter to My Son.

Charise Mericle Harper

Charise Mericle Harper is the bestselling author and illustrator of many children’s books, including the Just Grace series, the Fashion Kitty series, and the Next Best Junior Chef series.  She called in for a fun chat about her latest, So Embarrassing: Awkward Moments and How to Get Through Them.

Emily Schultz 

Emily Schultz is the co-founder of the influential “Joyland” magazine and author of “The Blondes”, an international bestseller named a Best Book of 2015.  She dialed us up for a lively chat about her newest book, “Little Threats.”

Michael Riedel

Long-time New York Post theater columnist Michael Riedel called in for a spirited chat about his new book, “Singular Sensation: The Triumph of Broadway.”

Amy Bruni

Amy Bruni is an expert in the world of paranormal investigating.  You’ve seen her on the popular tv shows “Ghost Hunters” and “Kindred Spirits.”  She’s the author of a new book, “Life With the Afterlife: 13 Truths I Learned About Ghosts,” which is available now where you buy your books. 

Merrill Markoe

Merrill Markoe is a national treasure in the world of comedy, one the best television writers in the history of ever.   Her newest book is “We Saw Scenery.”  

Annie Duke

Annie Duke is a best-selling author, former professional poker player, and an sought-after consultant in the decision-making space.  Her new book is “How To Decide: Simple Tools for Making Better Choices.” 

Spike Carlsen

Spike Carlsen is an editor, carpenter, woodworker and award-winning author.  His new book is “A Walk Around The Block: Stoplight Secrets, Mischievous Squirrels, Manhole Mysteries & Other Stuff You See Every Day (and Know Nothing About).”