3 • 26 • 2019 ••• THAT TILE KNOWS HOW TO LIVE!
w/ Don Cummings, author of the memoir Bent But Not Broken
Dennis visits the Hollywood home of author Don Cummings to talk about his new memoir Bent But Not Broken. It's about his experience with Peyronie's disease, which is a painful and sexually limiting condition that affects over 7% of men. He writes and talks humorously and honestly about the emotional fallout brought on by having a suddenly curved penis, how it affected his relationship with his husband Adam and how it made him feel about himself. Other topics include: that time Meryl Streep did a reading of his play A Good Smoke at the Public Theater in New York, finding a sex partner by picking up a ringing pay phone on the street in Manhattan, having recurring dreams about Diane Keaton and the Oscar-winning movie he walked out of.
3 • 16 • 2019 ••• BOOKED IT!
w/ actor and writer David Dean Bottrell, author of Working Actor
Dennis meets David Dean Bottrell at a coffeehouse in Hollywood to talk about David's new book "Working Actor: Breaking In, Making a Living, and Making a Life in the Fabulous Trenches of Show Business." David talks about the L.A. Times review that inspired him to write the book, how he sold it and some of the topics the book addresses, like social media, networking and the role luck plays in building a career in entertainment. He also talks about the role on Boston Legal that changed the game for him, working on lots of crime shows where he kills people, leaving LA for New York in 2016, being in the stage show Streep Tease and getting work from it and wonderful moments of serendipity that landed him is manager and agent. Other topics include: the Ann-Margaret movie he saw when he was too young to see it, growing up as a minister's kid, his first concert and the worst thing that ever went wrong for him on stage. It evolves partial nudity and a bed.