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THE ULTIMATE INSIDER S LOOK AT THE FINE ART OF INTERVIEWING I had a fantasy the other night that this interview is so great that they no longer want me to act just do interviews I thought of us going all over the world doing interviews we ve signed for three interviews a day for six weeks Al Pacino, in an interview with Lawrence GrobelHighly respected in journalist circTHE ULTIMATE INSIDER S LOOK AT THE FINE ART OF INTERVIEWING I had a fantasy the other night that this interview is so great that they no longer want me to act just do interviews I thought of us going all over the world doing interviews we ve signed for three interviews a day for six weeks Al Pacino, in an interview with Lawrence GrobelHighly respected in journalist circles and hailed as the Interviewer s Interviewer, Lawrence Grobel is the author of well received biographies of Truman Capote, Marlon Brando, James Michener, and the Huston family, with bylines from Rolling Stone and Playboy to the New York Times He has spent his thirty year career getting tough subjects to truly open up and talk Now, in The Art of the Interview, he offers step by step instruction on all aspects of nailing an effective interview and provides an inside look on how he elicted such colorful responses as I don t like Shakespeare I d rather be in Malibu Anthony Hopkins Feminists don t like me, and I don t like them Mel Gibson I hope to God my friends steal my body out of a morgue and throw a party when I m dead Drew Barry I want you out of here And I want those goddamn tapes Bob Knight I smoked pot with my father when I was eleven in 1973 He thought he was giving me a mind extending experience just like he used to give me Hemingway novels and Woody Allen films Anthony KiedisIn The Art of the Interview, Grobel reveals the most memorable stories from his career, along with examples of the most candid moments from his long list of famous interviewees, from Oscar winning actors and Nobel laureates to Pulitzer Prizewinning writers and sports figures Taking us step by step through the interview process, from research and question writing to final editing, The Art of the Interview is a treat for journalists and culture vultures alike.
  • Title: The Art of the Interview: Lessons from a Master of the Craft
  • Author: Lawrence Grobel
  • ISBN: 9781400050710
  • Page: 257
  • Format: Paperback

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Molly Mar 21, 2019 - 17:27 PM
I read this to try and learn from those in the business of interviewing others how to become successful at interviewing others. I would like to help book bloggers learn how to make their author interviews more interesting.Larry Grobel interviews the super stars, and isn't afraid to tell you about it. Over. And over. And over. Name dropping and reminding you about it is his forte. But after excusing his braggadoccio you will find some legitimately valuable tips for newbies. They are basically:-re [...]
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Kaitlin Mar 21, 2019 - 17:27 PM
Since my major is Journalism I saw this book at the library and thought maybe it would help me out a little bit for when I am writing a story for class. It helped a little bit but not that much.
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W.T. Mar 21, 2019 - 17:27 PM
As a reporter, getting an interview right is paramount to a good story. While I found a number of tid bits in Grobel's "Art of the Interview," it predominantly talked about dealing with celebrities and their agents, which doesn't help as much when reporting on cops and government. The later half of the book is a series of Q & As with editors and others who have conducted interviews with celebrities. Tried to getting through it but lost interest, especially with a staunch lack of interest in [...]
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Becky Mar 21, 2019 - 17:27 PM
Interviewing has been part of my professional life for nearly 20 years, so I was looking forward to reading a book by someone who's been doing it twice as long, and with far more famous interview subjects than I tend to work with.But it wasn't too far into the book before I realized the same points were being made over and over and over, using scenarios with different famous people as examples. The book seems to be part memoir, part how-to, and doesn't really satisfy as either one. It's too repe [...]
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Phyllis Mar 21, 2019 - 17:27 PM
This book specializes in techniques the author developed to interview celebrities for profiles and, more lately, Q&As in glossy magazines. He teaches an interview seminar at UCLA for students who aspire to a variety of careers where they believe his skills would be useful: medicine, social work, business. Some of my favorite passages are his anecdotes about interviewing Brando and Pacino; excerpts from his interviews with Jesse Ventura and an LA prosecutor who believes a man should be the bo [...]
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Alex Jeffries Mar 21, 2019 - 17:27 PM
From time to time I get obsessed with taking on a new career path. One of the most recent iterations of that was the idea of interviewing people full-time, all the time. It was helped a long when a friend gave me Stud Terkel's Working, which lead me to The Art of the Interview. Grobel doesn't shy away from the amount of work and preparation and research goes into the best interviews you read, and the book is all the stronger for it. For me, who is often responsible for guest interviews on talk s [...]
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David Wolinsky Mar 21, 2019 - 17:27 PM
Whoo boy.I read this book based on a recommendation from a colleague. We're both professional writers. I interview people for a living, he doesn't. I thought I would scoop up a tip or two at the very least, but as it turns out, I didn't learn anything other than the fact that the author is in love with himself and thinks making the same point for nearly 500 pages is the same as being incisive. You want to interview people? Here's what Larry recommends: Prepare. Really. That's it. Other than that [...]
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Diana180 Mar 21, 2019 - 17:27 PM
Sprawling compendium of advice and stories about doing celebrity interviews, which sound mostly horrific. For every piece of advice given, there's a contradiction elsewhere in the book, so you're left with: do whatever works to get the story. Excellent trivia: for example, I did not know that Alex Haley introduced the interview to Playboy, years before he wrote Roots. The crowdsourced advice from reporters was quite useful, the advice from editors less so. The back quarter of the book is a trans [...]
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Dawid Zaraziński Mar 21, 2019 - 17:27 PM
Książka typowo poradnikowa, której treść skondensować można w dwóch zdaniach: zawsze się przygotowuj oraz mimo najszczerszych chęci wywiady nie zawsze się udają. Na plus zaliczyć można: wiele przykładów z przeprowadzonych przez autora wywiadów, rozdziały prezentujące opinie innych dziennikarzy na temat wywiadów, sporo anegdotek dotyczących gwiazd. Minusów jest jednak więcej: ego autora, nierozwinięte wątki chociażby i najgorszy – fatalna redakcja książki (osiem [...]
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Ryan Meitzler Mar 21, 2019 - 17:27 PM
Lots of great insight into how to conduct and plan for interviews for print, TV, etc. As I wanted to learn better interview techniques, Art of the Interview is a great starting point with lots of examples, but also marred by a bit of overindulgence. At many points it feels like Grobel is rambling, and when the book is spinning its wheels or repeating itself, I just felt the book could have been more succinct and not lose much because of it. But, AoTI is still enjoyable, especially for Grobel's t [...]
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Grace Mar 21, 2019 - 17:27 PM
God I love this. As someone who enjoys speaking to people and hearing their stories, and does it for a living too, I equally enjoyed reading about my craft. I went through this so fast, too fast, because I couldn't get enough. Grobel writes with so much clarity, intention and eloquence, it's easy to see why he would be the immediate choice of author to pen this topic. I've always wondered that if my house were to ever burn down and I could only take one book with me, which it would be. I think I [...]
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Susan Cronk Mar 21, 2019 - 17:27 PM
When you're conducting research for a nonfiction book, it stands to reason that interviews will be a part of that research. Grobel's book is a great help in learning how to interview others well, to make the best use of your time, and how to prepare beforehand. I'm glad I have this as part of my library so I can refer back to it.
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Andrew Kahn Mar 21, 2019 - 17:27 PM
Some good tips, but could have been half the length. Most important thing when it comes to interviewing: preparation. The more you learn about your subject in advance (research, including reading prior interviews) the better your questions will be and more likely the subject will be to open up to you.
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Kelly Lynn Thomas Mar 21, 2019 - 17:27 PM
I really don't give a crap about the celebrities he talks about interviewing, but the way he takes you behind the interviewing process definitely helped me improve my own interviewing skills as a journalist. If you are a journalist or even if you talk to people a lot as part of your job, this is a good book to pick up.
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Jordan Mar 21, 2019 - 17:27 PM
I had to read this book for my journalism class. It was so incredibly dull I had to force myself to keep reading and turning the page. Aside from being boring nothing in the book was memorable less than a week after I had read the book I could not remember a single word of advice from it.
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Andrea Mar 21, 2019 - 17:27 PM
This book is in a sense a huge pep talk, so it's good for people starting out in journalism. It's very entertaining (you learn crazy stuff about celebrities, and in that sense it's also distracting).
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Joseph Mar 21, 2019 - 17:27 PM
If you can sift through the incessant name dropping and dirt dishing, maybe you can find some pointers on how to conduct a good interview. I personally wasn't able to, but knock yourself out.
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Monica Mar 21, 2019 - 17:27 PM
This is an important read for aspiring interviewers. Grobel has great tips on how to get the good stuff and how to write profiles even when you don't.
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Mur Lafferty Mar 21, 2019 - 17:27 PM
Yeah, there was name dropping but it didn't bug me. The examples were useful and I learned a lot.
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The Art of the Interview: Lessons from a Master of the Craft By Lawrence Grobel THE ULTIMATE INSIDER S LOOK AT THE FINE ART OF INTERVIEWING I had a fantasy the other night that this interview is so great that they no longer want me to act just do interviews I thought of us going all over the world doing interviews we ve signed for three interviews a day for six weeks Al Pacino, in an interview with Lawrence GrobelHighly respected in journalist circTHE ULTIMATE INSIDER S LOOK AT THE FINE ART OF INTERVIEWING I had a fantasy the other night that this interview is so great that they no longer want me to act just do interviews I thought of us going all over the world doing interviews we ve signed for three interviews a day for six weeks Al Pacino, in an interview with Lawrence GrobelHighly respected in journalist circles and hailed as the Interviewer s Interviewer, Lawrence Grobel is the author of well received biographies of Truman Capote, Marlon Brando, James Michener, and the Huston family, with bylines from Rolling Stone and Playboy to the New York Times He has spent his thirty year career getting tough subjects to truly open up and talk Now, in The Art of the Interview, he offers step by step instruction on all aspects of nailing an effective interview and provides an inside look on how he elicted such colorful responses as I don t like Shakespeare I d rather be in Malibu Anthony Hopkins Feminists don t like me, and I don t like them Mel Gibson I hope to God my friends steal my body out of a morgue and throw a party when I m dead Drew Barry I want you out of here And I want those goddamn tapes Bob Knight I smoked pot with my father when I was eleven in 1973 He thought he was giving me a mind extending experience just like he used to give me Hemingway novels and Woody Allen films Anthony KiedisIn The Art of the Interview, Grobel reveals the most memorable stories from his career, along with examples of the most candid moments from his long list of famous interviewees, from Oscar winning actors and Nobel laureates to Pulitzer Prizewinning writers and sports figures Taking us step by step through the interview process, from research and question writing to final editing, The Art of the Interview is a treat for journalists and culture vultures alike.

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