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Best Of The Book Nook: And My Shoes Keep Walking Back To You, by Kathi Kamen Goldmark

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In 2002 I had a very special guest come out to our studios in Yellow Springs to see me. Kathi Kamen Goldmark had been to Yellow Springs many times before. She was a graduate of Antioch College. On this particular occasion she came here for only one reason, to do this interview live in our WYSO studios.

She had a day off between events on her schedule. The day before she had been featured at the Jewish Book Festival in Detroit. And after our interview she went back to the Cincinnati airport to fly to Atlanta for the Jewish Book Festival there the following day. I had known Kathi for a number of years. She had worked as a book publicist for Harper San Francisco and had worked with me on several occasions to book guests for the Book Nook. It was a real treat to switch her role around and have her appear in the capacity of the author of a humorously poignant novel that she gave the title ""And My Shoes Keep Walking Back to You."

Kathi was a woman with many talents. She was a singer who performed regularly and during this interview we spun a few tunes from the companion CD that she recorded as a publicity tie-in for this book. As you listen to this interview I think the one thing you'll notice is that we were having fun that day. We had a rapport. Kathi died a few years ago. She is missed by a lot of people. She was one of those really special individuals who always had a gleam in her eyes and a wry smile upon her lips.

The Book Nook on WYSO is presented by the Greene County Public Library with additional support from Washington-Centerville Public Library,  Clark County Public LibraryDayton Metro LibraryWright Memorial Public Library, and Microsun Lamps.

 

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Vick Mickunas introduced the Book Nook author interview program for WYSO in 1994. Over the years he has produced more than 1500 interviews with writers, musicians, poets, politicians, and celebrities. Listen to the Book Nook with Vick Mickunas for intimate conversations about books with the writers who create them.  Vick Mickunas reviews books for the Dayton Daily News and the Springfield News Sun.