Jerry Gillies

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About me

Gender MALE
Occupation Writer, speaker, solo performer.
Location San Bruno, California
Introduction Born in Philadelphia. Attended The American Foundation of Dramatic Arts. Went into radio, ending up at NBC in New York City. I started writing books and doing workshops all over the U.S., Canada, The Bahamas, England, Brussels, and South Africa. Through my www.MoneyloveBlog.com site, I produce a monthly prosperity audio for the Moneylove Club, which I humbly assert is the best prosperity teaching and success techniques available anywhere. Two creative projects I am excited about and that are connected are a prison memoir based on my 12 years of incarceration, which I talk about in the very first post on this blog site. It will be funny and uplifting, and share how I triumphed over the terrible external environment with a rich internal life--coming out with greater creativity and productivity and joy and serenity than I started with. And using the same source material, I am realizing a longtime aspiration--writing and performing a one man show. This is already being produced in workshop form for The Marsh theatre in San Francisco.
Interests Books, hugs, dark chocolate, prison reform, big and little cats, gourmet cooking, Texas Hold'em, massage, politics, sensuality/sexuality, comedy.
Favorite Movies BROTHER SUN, SISTER MOON, ANATOMY OF A MURDER, THE HARDER THEY COME, GET OUT YOUR HANDKERCHIEFS, THE GREAT ZIEGFELD, FELLINI's AMACORD, GOING PLACES, DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE, A MAN AND A WOMAN, DAY FOR NIGHT.
Favorite Music Anything by Carole King, Jimmy Cliff, Little Richard, early Tina Turner, Keely Smith, Joe Tex, Janis Joplin, Mel Torme
Favorite Books The Sherlock Holmes books of Laurie R. King, everything by Faye Kellerman, 84 Charing Cross Road, Please Don't Tell Me Your Name by Hollis Hodges, BEAR WENT OVER THE MOUNTAIN by William Kotzwinkle, The original Sherlock Holmes books by Arthur Conan Doyle, A TOWN LIKE ALICE and most other books by Nevil Shute, anything by H.L. Mencken, The Emperors of Chocolate, mysteries by John Sandford, Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown, HAWAII, CATCH 22, PORTNOY'S COMPLAINT, THE OSTERMAN WEEKEND, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE.