Author Brett Martin joins KPCC's Steve Julian, host of Morning Edition, as they delve into the psyche of the infamous and entertaining figures of the new golden age of TV.
The late 1990s and early 2000s gave us premium cable shows like The Wire, The Sopranos, Mad Men, and The Shield. All of these shows are propelled by complicated men - who were created by similarly complicated people. Behind the scenes lived all-powerful male writers, show runners and auteurs as tortured, and sometimes as despotic, as the antiheroes they hung their plots on.
Combining deep reportage with cultural analysis and historical context, Difficult Men: Behind the Scenes of a Creative Revolution recounts the rise and inner workings of a genre that represents not only a new golden age for TV but also a cultural watershed. Join author Brett Martin and KPCC's Steve Julian, host of Morning Edition, as they delve into the psyche of these infamous and entertaining figures.
About the guest: Brett Martin has been reporting and writing nonfiction for more than fifteen years. He’s written for Vanity Fair, Gourmet, Bon Appetit, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Food and Wine, Details, Men’s Journal, and O: The Oprah Magazine; he’s also contributed several times to This American Life. Martin is currently a correspondent for GQ.
6:30pm – Doors
7:00pm – Program
Books will be available for purchase pre- and post-program, courtesy of Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse.
Admission is FREE, but RSVPs are required.