Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Amy Blumenfeld picks the flicks...plus a book giveaway

We're pleased to welcome Amy Blumenfeld to CLC today and celebrate the publication of her debut novel, The Cast. Amy is here to tell us about some of her favorite movies from two genres we enjoy and thanks to Get Red PR, we have one copy of The Cast to give away!

Amy Blumenfeld’s articles and essays have appeared in various publications including The New York Times, The Huffington Post, O, The Oprah Magazine, Prevention, and on the cover of People.

Born and raised in Queens, New York, Amy was a shy child who sat in a coat cubby for the first six weeks of kindergarten. Lured out by carrot sticks and crayons, she eventually made her way into the world and graduated from Barnard College of Columbia University and received a master’s degree from the Columbia University School of Journalism where she was the recipient of the James A. Wechsler Award for National Reporting.

Amy has been interviewed on MSNBC, CBS Evening News, FOX News, and contributed to two non-fiction books. She has been a featured speaker for several national organizations and during one keynote address made Robin Williams laugh. It is one of her most treasured memories.

Amy lives in New York with her husband and daughter.

Visit Amy online:
Website * Facebook * Twitter * Instagram


Synopsis:
Twenty-five years ago, a group of ninth graders produced a Saturday Night Live–style videotape to cheer up their ailing friend. The show’s running time was only ninety minutes, but it had a lasting impact: Becca laughed her way through recovery, and the group―Jordana, Seth, Holly, and Lex―became her supporting cast for life.

On the silver anniversary of Becca Night Live, the friends reunite over the Fourth of July to celebrate Becca’s good health―but nothing goes as planned. The happy holiday card facades everyone’s been hiding behind quickly crumble and give way to an unforgettable three days filled with complex moral dilemmas and life-altering choices. Through humor, drama, and the alternating perspectives of five characters, The Cast explores the power of forgiveness, the importance of authenticity, and the immeasurable value of deep, enduring friendships to buoy us when life plays out differently than expected.


*Bio and synopsis courtesy of Amy's website.

Top Five Favorite Chick Flicks:
  • Love Actually
  • The Big Sick
  • When Harry Met Sally
  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding
  • Pretty Woman

Top Five Favorite Animated Films:
  • Monsters, Inc.
  • Boss Baby
  • Stuart Little (partially animated)
  • Charlotte's Web (sort of animated with the animals)
  • The Princess and the Frog
Thanks to Amy for visiting with us and to Get Red PR for sharing her book with our readers.

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20 comments:

Arletta Boulton said...

Barnyard is one of my favourite animated movies. That singing cow! Love her.

Carla S. said...

The Lion King

Kelley B said...

My favorite animated film is Moana.

traveler said...

Ratatouille is my favorite.

RD said...

Lady and the Tramp

Elena L. said...

My favorite animated film is "How to train your dragon" =)

Kelly Rodriguez said...

Beauty & The Beast

Unknown said...

Love The Minions!

susieqlaw said...

Charlotte’s Web

Dianne Casey said...

My favorite animated film is The Beauty and the Beast.

Mary Preston said...

Right now my favourite is MOANA.

Mary C said...

Zootopia

Julie Daniels said...

The Princess and the Frog- being from very close to NOLA it's been a favorite since it came out. Thinking of it right now makes me cry though because Tiana's daddy reminds me so much of mine and he's in the hospital right now. The Cast sounds great and I can't wait to read it!

Lesley McIntosh said...

Lady and the Tramp

Janine said...

I don't watch many animated movies, but I did see Moana for the Hawaii theme.

StoreyBookLover said...

My favorite animated movies would have to be all of the Toy Story movies! <3

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The story is ok, but it is expected to be a bit unrealistic for a movie like this. Overall a great movie, I enjoyed it a lot.

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Sheila McGirr said...

My children are grown and I haven't watched an animated film in a while, but we used to love Toy Story.

randy oaklief said...

Love Ratatouille!