Edith G. Tolchin

Edith G. Tolchin, proud mother of Dori G. Lewandowski and Dr. Max Freeman, is married to Ken Robinson. They currently live in New Jersey.

She has written nonfiction material for many years, including a business-lifestyle column for an upstate New York newspaper, Orange MagazineHudson Valley LifeWebMDBottom Line Personal, and Entrepreneur, and she’s been a columnist for Inventors Digest since 2000.

She’s the author and editor of Secrets of Successful Inventing: From Concept to Commerce, as well as co-author (with Don Debelak and Eric Debelak) of Sourcing Smarts: Keeping it Simple and SAFE with China Sourcing and Manufacturing.

Her latest work, Fanny on Fire, was a recent a finalist in the Foreword Review’s Indies Book Awards for fiction, humor.

Ms. Tolchin’s latest venture is The Opinionated Editor: opinionatededitor.com/testimonials. She specializes in celebrity memoirs, ghostwriting, proofreading, and editing.

Ms. Tolchin loves to hear from you. Contact her at her website. 

Book Reviews by Edith G. Tolchin

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“‘I grew up in an Italian family that, not unusually, put great import on food.’”

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“Written by Helmi’s younger son, Helmi’s Shadow is an absolute candy fix for politophiles and historophiles.”

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“Partly autobiographical, often funny, and entirely insightful from a cannabis-loving man who’s fully experienced every one of his 88 years, Willie Nelson’s Letters to America

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“‘This book was born during my recovery, when I finally had the time to sit back and ruminate on my own life.’”

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“‘Don’t you have to be born with a voice?’ it was as if my mother had cast a spell on me that I spent a lifetime trying to break.”

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“‘Yes, I was odd, but not on purpose . . . Nor, I now realize, was I the only one.””

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“’Being an opera singer was fun, but the people on Bank Street, caring for and about each other, taught me what it means to be human.’”

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“I have sometimes been called difficult. The truth is that I insist upon respect.”

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“‘I have often said that my songs are my children and that I expect them to support me when I’m old. Well, I am old, and they are!’”

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“‘If I was the sky, Bobbie was the earth. She grounded me. Two years older, she also protected me.’”

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“Selling the Farm by Debra Di Blasi is a creative work for those who enjoy poetic prose in a familial memoir.”

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“This is not going to be a standard memoir. We’re just hitting the highlights. It’s a series of quick look-ins, revelations. It’s an aperçu of Alex Trebek, human being.”

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“a well-written, enjoyable, often rambling, and funny memoir by an accomplished comedy writer.”

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“‘All I could think was, this can’t be right. Patsy’s too young to die.’”

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“I tried to be a magician but found I could only manipulate cards and coins and not the universe.”

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“When the earth is cracking behind your feet and it feels like the whole world is going to swallow you up, you put one foot in front of the other and you keep going.

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“‘As the wedding approached, I could not stop thinking that I should be the bride.

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“‘I’d allowed myself to get to the stage where I shaved and wiped my arse and paid other people to do everything else for me. I had no idea how to work a washing machine.’”

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“Inside Out by Demi Moore, is an entertaining, enlightening memoir from a popular, controversial actress.”

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“It smelled like a combination of mud and shit. But the fact that 400,000 people could be in an environment like that and generally be so euphoric is pretty extraordinary.“

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“‘Whatever package you come in, life isn’t easier or harder than another’s because you are different physically.

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“What you do in the darkness comes out in the light.”

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“Forever and Ever, Amen by Randy Travis is a strong memoir of faith, hope and triumph shining through times of extreme tribulation.”

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 “‘I am a mother and a grandmother, a friend and a teacher, a wife and a sister.

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“I was born homosexual. Very early in my childhood, I remember lying in bed awake, anxious, calming myself by imagining that I was in the arms of a man—an adult man.”

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“After more than forty years as the physician, I was about to be the patient.”

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“Fay Wray and Robert Riskin: A Hollywood Memoir by Victoria Riskin is an abundant account of what it’s like to be the daughter of Hollywood’s original power couple

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“My daughter learned to walk in a homeless shelter.”

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“And you know what I say to people who ask, ‘What do you do when all the odds are against you?’ I say, ‘You keep going. You just don’t stop.’”

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The recent retake on A Star is Born, with Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, got wonderful reviews.

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Olivia Hussey became an international celebrity at the young age of 17 when she landed the role of Juliet in Franco Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliet.

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Wouldn’t young people—and even old people—be interested in the real goings-on during presidential press conferences and world-wide travel?

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Born in the forties and raised an only child in a middle class family in the fifties’ South, Peggy Caserta grew up in an era in which girls received little education and then worked only until they

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By all appearances, the Bernsteins were a loving family.

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Did you grow up having stars in your eyes? Hollywood stars more precisely?