Jul 1, 2015

Coming soon to bookstores

Yes, it's time. My book on Woody Allen, whose 45-film ouevre tested but did not defeat my hardy completist impulses — bring it on! — is nearing bookshelves, arriving on September 28th in the UK and on October 20th in the US. I will also be appearing at the Port Eliot Literary Festival on August 1st talking on the subject 'Ten Things Woody Allen Has Done For You'  in the course of which I intend to touch on such personal favors to moviegoers as:— introducing Sylvester Stallone, employing Gordon Willis, and directing 6 actresses to 6 Oscars.


  1. Directing five actresses to six Oscars, surely? Keaton, Wiest, Wiest again, Sorvino, Cruz, and Blanchett, right? Plus Caine, strangely the only man ever to get an Oscar out of an Allen-directed performance.

  2. Excellent post. Thanks. I would also like to invite you to participate in my upcoming blogathon in August. The link is below with more details

  3. Dear Tom,

    My name is Adina Pergament and I am the program coordinator for the JCC of Metro Detroit’s annual Jewish Book Fair (the oldest and largest Jewish Book Fair in the country!). I would like to inquire about the possibility of bringing you here to Detroit to speak on this book. We would very much like to have you come during this year’s Book Fair, which will run Nov 4-15, 2015. Would you be available to travel to Detroit to speak during that timeframe to speak and promote (and sell!) this book? Please email me at apergament@jccdet.org.

    Thank you very kindly in advance!