The Moment with Brian Koppelman
Jerome Charyn: 8/25/15
Aug 25, 2015 · 1 hr 7 min
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Jerome Charyn, the highly regarded author of books such as I Am Abraham and Sizzling Chops and Devilish Spins, joins Brian this week to discuss his love of language, ping-pong, and his latest book of stories, Bitter Bronx. Also, Brian draws a parallel between Charyn and Haruki Murakami’s work, asks about Jerome’s struggles with depression, and rekindles an old idea about a Marty Reisman movie. Plus, Jerome shares his touching story about finding love in his 70s and the cat that stole his heart.   Topics discussed on today’s show include: Bitter Bronx by Jerome Charyn Sizzling Chops and Devilish Spins by Jerome Charyn I Am Abraham by Jerome Charyn The American University of Paris Jerome Charyn’s interview with Frederic Tuten The Power Broker by Robert Caro I Smile Back by Amy Koppelman Why Are We In Vietnam by Norman Mailer Dubliners by James Joyce   People discussed on today’s show include: Jerome Charyn Tom Bissell Jonathan Lethem Michael Chabon Don DeLillo Charles Dickens Shakespeare Lawrence Block Abraham Lincoln Marty Reisman Van Gogh Harold Brodkey Robert Moses Ethan Canin John Malkovich Paul Auster Haruki Murakami Dashiell Hammett Jean-Pierre Melville Jerzy Kosinki James Salter   This episode of the Moment is sponsored by Braintree. If you’re working on a mobile app and searching for a simple payments solution, check out Braintree. With one simple integration, you can offer your customers every way to pay. Period. To learn more, and for your first $50,000 in transactions fee-free, go to   Email: Twitter: @BrianKoppelman iTunes:

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