EMPLOYEE of the MONTH
About This Show
EMPLOYEE of the MONTH is a talk show about dreamy careers. Catie Lazarus interviews phenomenal folks about their careers, be it Rachel Maddow, Jon Stewart, or the Guinness Book of World Record Holder for Most Guinness Book of World Records. Her guests also receive the coveted Employee of the Month Award, which falls somewhere between a Nobel Peace Prize and free cup of coffee. The podcast is released weekly and you can attend live tapings monthly in New York at Joe's Pub. To get involved, get on the mailing list, donate or visit www.employeeofthemonthshow.com.
Most Recent Episode
New York Times Best Selling Author on sex with professors and writing about people you know.
Journalism is tough to break into for anyone, particularly if you can't afford to work for less than minimum wage. Freelancing requires constantly pitching, not taking rejection personally, and ingratiating yourself to editors, who already have a stable of staff writers and hungry former colleagues. No matter how talented you are, it's a low paying racket, but a truly gratifying one when you see your name in print or get to work with a fantastic editor or write about an enticing subject. It's why Sue Shapiro's classes are so popular and such a rare opportunity, as she generously shares contacts, offers advice how to best connect, and remains loyal to her students.
When not nurturing other writers as a professor at NYU, Shapiro is a prolific writer. She regularly contributes to The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and every major publication in between, and her novels and memoirs are accessible, funny, pithy and fun rides. If you like MAD MEN, you'll love her novel WHAT's NEVER SAID. She's also a New York Times bestselling author of 10 books, including her memoirs Lighting Up, Only as Good as Your Word, and Five Men Who Broke My Heart and coauthored nonfiction books Unhooked and The Bosnia List. In our interview she spoke about creating boundaries, what's it's like to write about your family and friends and lovers or read material that's been written about you. A must listen to budding authors about the art and politics of writing memoirs and breaking into journalism. www.sueshapiro.net
If you enjoyed our interview, please follow @EOTMshow or @CatieLazarus and come to a live taping. To find out more, go to www.employeeofthemonthshow.com