For three years, Bonnie Bluh traveled over 15,000 miles interviewing hundreds of people, of all races and religions, at every level of our society--poverty stricken, lower middle class, middle class, from 65 to 116 . They talk openly about their feelings, their marriages, sex life, work, welfare, retirement and children. They are gay, straight, married, single, former professionals, laborers, retirees. They talk about the inequities of social security, nursing homes, towns for senior citizens, the ripoffs of the elderly, the search for work and the possibilities of improving the lives of the elderly that are available to all of us.
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Bonnie Bluh has been a singer, actor and performer since she was three. Her books are Woman to Woman, Banana, The Old Speak Out and the recently acclaimed novel, The Eleanor Roosevelt Girls. She is co-editor of Broadway's Fabulous Fifties. Bluh's numerous plays include, The Day God Died, A Lifetime Policy and N, My Name is Nicki. Bluh has acted on television and movies. Her one-woman show Celebrating Me has been performed at the Eugene O'Neil Center and other theatre spaces both here and abroad.
Bluh has been a guest on over seventy radio and TV shows; has lectured in the U.S. and abroad; and has conducted writing seminars in Russia, Sweden and Israel. She has taught writing and conducted creative writing sessions and improvisational workshops for adults and children.
Listed in Who's Who and Contemporary Authors, Bluh is a member of the Authors Guild, Dramatists Guild and AFTRA. She has been a book reviewer, an Emmy Award Judge, a consultant for the Lincoln Repertory Theatre and a longtime mentor for the Young Writer's Institute. Bluh has lived in cities from coast to coast and in Ireland, Israel and Spain. The mother of three sons she presently resides in New York City.Review:
Bluh’s moving interviews with men and women aged 65 to 106 gives us a closer relation with the elderly. -- Elsie Robinson, The Houston Chronicle, February 17, 1980
Rewarding beyond anything else of this nature I've read in years. -- Jan De Vries, The Philadelphia Bulletin, March 23, 1980
Thrilling, just shimmering with life and hope. Bonnie Bluh writes with clarity, conviction and compassion. -- Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey, Soho News, April 7, 1980
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