Ash Carter and Sam Kashner, Life Isn’t Everything: Mike Nichols, as Remembered by 150 of His Closest Friends.
Ash Carter and Sam Kashner discuss their book, Life Isn’t Everything: Mike Nichols, as Remembered by 150 of His Closest Friends, with Elliot Wilhelm, Director of the Detroit Film Theatre.
The work of Mike Nichols pervades American cultural consciousness – from The Graduate and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? to Angels in America, The Birdcage, Working Girls and Primary Colors. He was also one half of the timelessly funny duo Nichols and May. Here, for the first time, Ash Carter and Sam Kashner offer an intimate look behind the scenes of Nichols’ life, as told by the stars, moguls, playwrights, producers, comics, and crew members who stayed loyal to Nichols for years.
About the Authors:
Ash Carter is a writer and editor whose work has appeared in Esquire, Vanity Fair, Town & Country, and The New York Times. Sam Kashner is an editor-at-large at Air Mail and was for many years a contributing editor at Vanity Fair magazine.
About the Moderator:
Elliot Wilhelm is the Detroit Institute of Art’s Director of the Detroit Film Theatre and a part-time faculty member at Wayne State University.
Co-sponsor: Barbara Nussbaum