BOOKS, DVDS, CD,
you name it and it's Here
and Contributors Matthew Modine and
Frances Fisher add their words and writings to
a new book. Matthew
Modine and Frances Fisher
are currently performing at the Goodman Theatre
in "Finishing the Picture".
IF YOU HAD FIVE
MINUTES WITH THE PRESIDENT
review by Ed Vincent
The book is very well written, by a whole
individuals in the acting arts. I was surprised at the diversity
of issues, many that are not front page news or even known
by many Americans. This book is about a full spectrum of
views, very informative and entertaining. There are a few
writers who are certifiable and I want to thank the editor for
keeping them in, humor is always needed from time to time.
The vast majority though are not only thoughtful, but thought
provoking. I would like to see a book like this done by the
entire Congress of the United States to the citizens of this
land-and in their own hand.
Most of the entries are but a few pages and it is quite
easy to read many on your morning commute or with a
fresh java in the morning. "Highly
IF YOU HAD FIVE MINUTES WITH THE PRESIDENT
(Harper Entertainment, $19.95), edited and with a foreword by Ron
Reagan. A non-partisan collection of essays, IF YOU HAD FIVE
MINUTES... represents thought-provoking testimonials by members and
supporters (listed below) of the Creative Coalition, the national
political activist group for the performing arts.
Surprising and diverse, these essays span comedy,
tragedy, criticism and desperation. They call for mercy for the
sick, education for the poor, and a marked improvement in presidential
grammar. They address funding for the arts, gay rights, stem cell
research, animal protection, terrorism,
war, peace, taxes, and other hot button topics in new ways and from
both sides of every issue.
David Henry Hwang
Mary Stuart Masterson