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Lee Siegel interview, 2003 March 24
Siegel, Lee, 1945-
Martinson, Connie
Date Created and/or Issued
Publication Information
The Drucker Institute
Contributing Institution
Claremont Colleges Library
Connie Martinson Talks Books
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Lee Siegel discusses his book, “Love and Other Games of Chance.” He begins by describing the character of Lee Siegel, and how it is not actually him in the book, but more his nemesis who has similar characteristics to himself. He then discusses the plot of the book and how it begins when the protagonist’s father dies only for him to be told that he actually had a different father. Siegel explains that the book is about how to go from the lowest place on Earth to the highest and have fun along the way. He explores the history of Jewish immigrants who came to the United States at the turn of the century and entered the entertainment business. He then goes on to share his experiences living in India and how they influenced his writing. Later in the interview he reads aloud from the book.
moving image
Jewish men - Fiction
Birthfathers - Fiction
Mountaineers - Fiction
Entertainers - Fiction
Rogues and vagabonds - Fiction
Time Period
Twentieth century
United States
Betacam tape: Date on case front cover: 3/24/03.

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