Dave Astor’s Book Reveals 25 Years at E&P

A Book That Includes A Lot About Our Organization!

Comic (and Column) Confessional, a memoir by NSNC board member Dave Astor, has found a publisher.

The part-humorous book — which will be released this June by Xenos Press — is about Dave’s 25 years at Editor & Publisher magazine covering columnists, cartoonists, and newspaper syndication. NSNC  members and the NSNC itself are mentioned many times in the book.

Also mentioned are many other well-known columnists Dave interviewed and/or  met. They include people — such as Heloise, Ann Landers, Abigail Van  Buren (“Dear Abby”), Erma Bombeck, Dave Barry, and David Broder —  mostly known for their newspaper work; and those — such as Arianna  Huffington, Hillary Clinton, Walter Cronkite, Coretta Scott King, and  Martha Stewart — who write/wrote columns but are better known for their non-newspaper work.

The book offers anecdotes about the above people and others, chronicles changes in the media during Astor’s 1983-2008 E&P tenure, discusses the author’s personal life, and more.

Dave now writes essays about books for The Huffington Post  and also does the weekly “Montclairvoyant” topical-humor column for The Montclair (N.J.) Times.

If you’d like information about ordering a signed copy of Comic (and Column) Confessional, contact Dave at dastor@earthlink.net.

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