Academy Award-nominated comedienne Fannie Flagg Reads For A Cause

Academy Award-nominated comedienne Fannie Flagg Reads For A Cause
January 11, 2011 “From the time I was 6 years old I longed to be a writer, always wanted to be a writer.” - Fannie Flagg, featured reader Last year we launched Read For A Cause, a program which aims to leverage the popularity of social networking and influential individuals to combat illiteracy. Curators Deepak Chopra, Justin Halpern (Sh*t My Dad Says), and celebrity chef Eric Ripert have already shared what they read, making it clear that even celebrities' lives influence their reading choices. Our newest Read For A Cause curator, American writer/comedienne Fannie Flagg, is no exception. Best known for her regular Match Game appearances during the 1960s and Academy Awardnominated screenplay adaptation of Fried Green Tomatoes, Fannie Flagg's Read For A Cause collection is almost as diverse as her career. Flagg's favorites range from a modern murder mystery to John Steinbeck’s famous 1960s travelogue about a final journey around the United States with his dog to “Crazy in Alabama,” a humor-filled analysis of the Southern life that Flagg knew so well. As a lifelong writer who humorously tackled controversial themes in her books, Flagg understands how the written word can sometimes express that which we cannot. Kathleen Fitzgerald, Senior Marketing Manager Currently reading “Screenwriting for Dummies”

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