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February 10, 2021 68 min
Comedy writer, Merrill Markoe, has a keen perspective on life. Now, she turns that perspective toward her own life, having recently discovered her childhood diaries and turned them into an annotated and illustrated journey in the form of her latest book, We Saw Scenery--The Early Diaries of Merrill Markoe. Merrill is a multiple Emmy Award-winning writer and boosted The David Letterman show into the America cultural zeitgeist. She also wrote for shows like Sex and the City, Newhart and Moonlighting. Merrill's written eight books in addition to her latest and was awarded the Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for television writing achievement. She joins Mark and J Elvis Weinstein to talk about her book, We Saw Scenery--The Early Diaries of Merrill Markoe. The second half of the show brings on a man who has spent his life on the street.  Homeless by choice, Bumdog Torres discusses the year 2020 which had unimaginable challenges for all of us but for the homeless those challenges were amplified and encompassed a civil disobedience movement in addition to COVID-19. You can reach the show at EdgewithMarkthompson@gmail.com
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