All I Did Was Ask

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All I Did Was Ask

Conversations with Writers, Actors, Musicians, and Artists

By Terry Gross

Hyperion Books, Paperback, 9780786888207, 353pp.

Publication Date: February 7, 2011

Description
"I'm Terry Gross and this is Fresh Air . . ."
Now available in paperback--a selection of revealing interviews from the award-winning National Public Radio show
Originating from WHYY-FM in Philadelphia and heard on more than 450 NPR stations, Fresh Air with Terry Gross has become a daily habit with millions of listeners nationwide--a must for anyone hoping to keep up with what's happening in the arts. Over the last twenty years, Terry's guests have included our most significant writers, actors, musicians, comics, and visual artists.
For her first collection, Terry has chosen more than three dozen timeless interviews that prove to be as lively on the page as they were on the radio. Her questions--probing yet sensitive--encourage revelations from figures as diverse as John Updike, Isabella Rossellini, Conan OBrien, Samuel L. Jackson, Johnny Cash, and Nicolas Cage. And in her introduction, the generally self-effacing host of Fresh Air does something she wouldnt dream of doing on the air--she reveals a thing or two about herself.


About the Author
"Fresh Air" with TERRY GROSS, the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues, is one of public radio's most popular programs. Terry Gross started out in public radio in 1973, at WBFO in Buffalo. Soon after she became producer and host of Fresh Air, then a live, daily show broadcast locally, at WHYY in 1975. "Fresh Air" premiered nationally in its current hour-long version in 1987, designed as the lead in to the program "All Things Considered. A recipient of the 2003 Edward R. Murrow award, Terry Gross has been called by the "L.A. Times" "One of the most thought-provoking interviewers working in the media today."