Linda Gartz

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Industry Communications or Media
Occupation television producer and freelance writer
Location IL, United States
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Introduction Linda is digging through a century of letters, diaries, and artifacts to piece together her family's life as it was lived and reported on at the time. She's sharing her discoveries on this blog, hoping others find resonance with their own families -- and the human experience. A writer and television producer, she is turning her search and discoveries into a memoir.
Interests Writing memoir, magazine articles, creative non-ficiton. excavating family history, photography, traveling the world, history, gardening, producing & writing documentaries. Love being wife to super supportive husband and two creative, talented, and funny sons!
Favorite Movies Too many to list, but basically love action, drama, an occasional romantic comedy --if it's not contrived; quirky comedy, documentaries. Want a great script, so actors have something to work with, and creative camera work.
Favorite Music I love music, but listen randomly; here are some I know I like: Leonard Cohen, Linda Ronstadt, The Beatles (duh), Norah Jones, Diana Krall, John Legend, Ceu, K.D. Lang, Alicia Keys, Neil Young, Pegi Young, Elvis, Simon & Garfunkel, Sam Cooke zydeco, Joe Cocker, Paul Simon, Eric Clapton, Verdi, Mozart, Bach (esp Brandenberg Concerti), Maria Muldaur, Patsy Cline, Meatloaf, Patsy Kline, Linda Ronstadt, Carly Simon, James Taylor, The Flatlanders
Favorite Books I'll start a list and add as I think of more: How Green was My Valley, Travels with Charlie, the Stieg Larsson Trilogy (Girl with Dragon Tatoo, etc.), The Glass Castle, The Glass Room, This Boy's Life, Growing Up, The Good Earth, Cry the Beloved Country, Cannery Row, Hitch 22, The Liars' Club, Lit, The Hare with the Amber Eyes, The Road from Courain, The Corrections, We Were the Mulvaneys, anything by Joan Didion, Revolutionary Road, all David Sedaris, esp SantaLand Diaries (howl) and naked; Writing Life Stories, The Horizontal World, West with the Night, Writing and Selling Your Memoir, Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Tell it Slant, Writing the Memoir-From Truth to Art, Color of Water, The Middle Place, Fearless Confessions, The Memoir Project, Wild by Chery Strayed, The Long Goodbye