Posts Tagged ‘wisdom’

MEMOIRS: FIONA LEWIS MALACHY MCCOURT

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memoirs“Memoirs are a well-known form of fiction,” or so said Irish writer Frank Harris. He was kidding, of course, right?! This week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Halli brings you two delightful guests the always charming Irish-American actor, writer, politician and the author of a hilarious, smart and sassy, insightful new memoir DEATH NEED NOT BE FATAL, Malachy McCourt. And also joining Halli at her table model, actress, writer Fiona Lewis the author of a fun, fascinating and candid new memoir MISTAKES WERE MADE (some in French).

Model, actress, writer and raconteur, Fiona Lewis has led the life of which dreams are made. Smart, savvy beautiful, her acting credits include Roman Polanski’s ‘The Vampire Killers’, Ken Russell’s ‘Lisztomania’, and Brian de Palma’s ‘The Fury’. She is the author of the novel BETWEEN MEN, her writing appearing in the New Yorker, The Observer and the Los Angeles Times. And, she may be, which she candidly admits, the only woman in America who has written for the New Yorker and posed for Playboy. One marriage didn’t work, one has, and her list of friends is a Who’s Who of international royalty. But then, just when life seemed to be singing along just famously, Fiona Lewis woke up one morning, asking herself that proverbial question songstress Peggy Lee once asked: “Is that all there is?” And then she met a French chateau, and answers to her own questions came, chronicled in her new memoir MISTAKES WERE MADE (some in French).

memoirsBefore his brother Frank wrote ANGELA’S ASHES, Malachy was the famous McCourt. Malachy was a bon vivant actor, talk show host, saloon owner —  he practically invented the singles bar; was a pioneer in talk radio, a soap opera star, a best-selling author and a gold smuggler and he was once a candidate for governor of the state of New York. Known as a professional Irishman, he was a regular on the Tonight Show. Now he is the last of  Angela’s children, the others long dead and gone. That, and given that he is Irish, make Frank’s younger brother a bit of an expert on death, death the subject of his latest book, DEATH NEED NOT BE FATAL. But not to worry, no grim reaper here, DEATH NEED NOT BE FINAL is a hilarious, eye-opening, heretical, smart and sassy look at all things death and dying as only an Irishman could write that will take you from laughter to tears, brotherhood, poverty, history, the famous — Bill Clinton, John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Merv Griffin are just a few names that crop up in this oh, so honest new memoir.

Memoirs, Hollywood, film, Angela’s Ashes, romance, wisdom, death and dying, humor, politics, living life to the fullest, we have it all on The Halli Caser-Jayne Show at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

MISS NORMA’S ADVENTURE – GENIUS ACTRESS SAM COLLEY

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Who would argue that life is an adventure? You just never know what’s coming from right around the corner. The Halli Casser-Jayne Show brings you the story of a 90 year old women who embarked on an adventure a 30 year old might think twice about as told in the delightful new book DRIVING MISS NORMA. And we bring you a conversation with actress Samantha Colley who went from relative obscurity to accolades for her performance as Mileva Marić, the first wife of Albert Einstein in National Geographic Channel’s new show and first scripted series GENIUS, produced by the winning team of Brian Grazer and Ron Howard.

adventureBefore she became known as the adventurous nonagenarian road tripper and international sensation “Miss Norma” with over 500,000 devoted Facebook followers, Norma Jean Bauerschmidt lived a quiet, modest life for 90 years in rural northern Michigan, never crossing a state line let alone a zip line. But following the death of her husband of 67 years and after being diagnosed with terminal uterine cancer only two days later, Miss Norma broke with her way of life, and instead of confining herself to a hospital bed for what could be her last stay, Norma rose to her full height of five feet and told the doctor, “I’m ninety years old. I’m hitting the road.” And she did with her son and daughter-in-law Tim Bauerschmidt and Ramie Liddle, their giant poodle Ringo, their story of adventure and insight told in the new book DRIVING MISS NORMA.

adventureAlbert Einstein, the Father of Modern Physics sexy, funny, passionate, a musician and a womanizer? It turns out to be true. Einstein’s full character comes to light in the brilliant National Geographic Channel’s new first scripted series GENIUS, produced by the winning team of Brian Grazer and Ron Howard, starring Geoffrey Rush, Johnny Flynn, Emily Watson and  English actress Samantha Colley as Einstein’s first wife —and long-rumored co-author of Einstein’s Theory of Relativity—Mileva Marić. Colley is best known for her stage work at the Young Vic in London where she played Abigail Williams in The Crucible and for her work on the TV series Endeavor and the PBS period drama Victoria. She has received rave reviews for her performance.

Adventure, courage, wisdom, genius, Albert Einstein with guests actress Sam Colley and authors of DRIVING MISS NORMA, Tim Bauerschmidt and Ramie Liddle on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show.

SPIRITUAL LEADER MATTHEW FOX

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Spiritual leader Matthew Fox

Spiritual leader and activist Matthew Fox has been called many names from renegade, to radical to heretic to warrior. Wednesday, December 28, 3 PM ET on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show the former brother of the Dominican order of the Roman Catholic Church for 34 years before his expulsion by Cardinal Ratzinger, who later became Pope Benedict XVI sits down with Halli for an in-depth conversation in an hour you won’t soon forget.

Spiritual Leader Matthew FoxFox became a member of the Episcopal Church in 1993. He has written 33 books that have been translated into over 40 languages. Among them are ORIGINAL BLESSING, THE COMING OF THE COSMIC CHRIST, A SPIRITUALITY NAMED COMPASSION, THE POPE’S WAR and his astonishing biography CONFESSIONS, THE MAKING OF A POSTDENOMINATIONAL PRIEST. Following a stay in Paris which he admits politicized him, he became a champion for the rights of the poor, women, people of color, and gays and lesbians and the founder of the University of Creation Spirituality in California. Spiritually he began to question the teachings of his faith. Fox is the recipient of the Abbey Courage of Conscience Peace Award, other recipients being the Dali Lama, Mother Teresa, and Rosa Parks.

Spiritual leader Matthew FoxFrom altar boy to Catholic Priest to Prophetic warrior, Matthew Fox is a spiritual force to be reckoned with. Meet spiritual leader Matthew Fox on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, December 28, 3 pm ET. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

ANGELS WITH SOPHY BURNHAM & BELINDA WOMACK

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Zuzu Bailey in the quintessential Christmas flick It’s a Wonderful Life tells George Bailey, played by the iconic Jimmy Stewart: “Look, Daddy, teacher says, every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings.” Ring those bells. T’is the season of angels on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when we talk to two experts on the subject The New York Times bestselling author of A BOOK OF ANGELS, Sophy Burnham and with Belinda J. Womack, author of  LESSONS FROM THE 12 ARCHANGELS.

Sophy Burnham is an award-winning playwright, novelist, and non-fiction writer. Three of her books have appeared on The New York Times and other best seller lists. Her works have been translated into twenty-four languages. Her articles and essays have been published in Esquire, New York, The New York Times Magazine, Town & Country, Reader’s Digest and many other magazines. She has been featured on such television shows as The Oprah Winfrey Show, Larry King Live, Today, and Good Morning America.

archangelsBelinda J. Womack is a spiritual counselor who has been channeling Angelic wisdom to support individuals, couples, and families for 25 years. She is the creator of the 12 Archangels University, an online “change your everyday reality to Heaven on Earth” education platform. A scientist by training, she holds dual master’s degrees in microbiology and environmental science.

Angels Sing. We’re all about angels on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, December 21, 3 pm ET when we post our new podcast featuring bestselling author Sophy Burnham and Belinda J. Womack. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

SPIRITUAL TEACHER MARIANNE WILLIAMSON & 4BROADS TALKING™

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Spiritual teacher and author Marianne Williamson talks politics and her latest book TEARS TO TRIUMPH, and our panel of Four Broads Talking™ take a look at Election 2016 with a focus on the DNC Convention, Wednesday, July 27, 3 pm ET on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show.

marianne williamson tears to triumphAn unusually candid Marianne Williamson sits down with host Halli Casser-Jayne to talk about her newest book TEARS TO TRIUMPH, THE SPIRITUAL JOURNEY FROM SUFFERING TO ENLIGHTENMENT and the state of our nation’s politics. Williamson who has been featured on Oprah, Good Morning America, Charlie Rose and more takes on the modern epidemic of sadness and depression sweeping this country, and shows that human suffering calls for a different kind of intervention than just throwing drugs at it. Williamson who recently ran for Congress and lost has a lot to say about our political system and does!

FOUR BROADS TALKINGOur smart, feisty, fabulous, fun, Four Broads Talking™ Lisa Schiffren, Suzanna Andrews, Sheila Weller and our host Halli Casser-Jayne are back! So hold onto your hats when the DNC Convention, Donald Trump, the DNC email hacking, Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton and who knows what are diced and dissected.

It’s politics, spirituality, enlightenment, Election 2016, Marianne Williamson, Four Broads Talking™, fun, all on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 3 pm ET. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

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