Michener And Me by Herman Silverman
A Memoir

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Written by his close friend of 50 years, Michener and Me is a colorful remembrance of bestselling writer James Michener. With personal photographs and letters not previously published, this is an intimate portrait, beginning with the postwar years in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Author Herman Silverman, a nationally successful entrepreneur, is chairman of the board of the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, and a gifted storyteller.

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Romance author Jayne Ann Krentz was born in Borrego Springs, California on March 28, 1948. She received a B.A. in history from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a Masters degree in library science from San Jose State University. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked as a librarian. Her novels include: Truth or Dare, All Night Long, and Copper Beach. She has written under seven different names: Jayne Bentley, Amanda Glass, Stephanie James, Jayne Taylor, Jayne Castle, Amanda Quick and Jayne Ann Krentz. Her first book, Gentle Pirate, was published in 1980 under the name Jayne Castle. She currently uses only three personas to represent her three specialties. She uses the name Jayne Ann Krentz for her contemporary pieces, Amanda Quick for her historical fiction pieces, and Jayne Castle for her futuristic pieces. She has received numerous awards for her work including the 1995 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Trust Me, the 2004 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Falling Awake, the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award, the Romantic Times Jane Austen Award, and the Susan Koppelman Award for Feminist Studies for Dangerous Men and Adventurous Women: Romance Writers on the Appeal of the Romance.
Published July 27, 1999 by Running Press. 224 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Here, Silverman explores but never fully explains the contradiction between Michener the expansive populist chronicler and Michener the reticent, closely guarded, frugal multimillionaire.

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Herman Silverman was one of James Michener's best friends, yet he didn't learn of Michener's first marriage until decades after it happened, and found out about his third marriage through an article in Life magazine.

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