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Not That Anyone Gives a Damn, But...

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1. I wonder how many tunnels for illegal trade and immigration have been dug between Mexico and the United States.

2. To work my way through college one of the jobs I had was selling shoes at Macy's.

3. I am not a great believer in the star rating system method of choosing books or movies via Netflix and Amazon. Aside from the question of authenticity and possible fraud, quality and popularity are often in conflict.

4. My mother made the best egg salad sandwiches on the planet.

5. Remember when Milky Way was a nickel?

6. I thought Woody Allen's latest film, "Magic in the Moonlight," was one of his best. I loved it. One of the rare films for adults this summer.

7. Sometimes I think that the most crowded spot on the planet is Times Square.

8. If terrorists are so proud of their destructive work, why do they wear masks?

9. Hands down the best book for writers -- A.E. Sisson's Synonyms.

10. Remember when comics used to be called "the funnies"?

11. Most people I know seriously believe that, one day, there will be another massive terrorist attack in the US. I do as well.

12. Fitz-Greene Halleck, a poet, wrote a poem called Domestic Happiness, arguably a paean to misogyny. There is a monument to him in Central Park.

13. Most actuaries calculate on average that people over 80 have a six-year time frame.

14. Will marijuana be the next big cash crop rivaling tobacco?

Warren Adler is best known for The War of the Roses, his masterpiece fictionalization of a macabre divorce turned into the Golden Globe and BAFTA nominated dark comedy hit starring Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito. Adler's international hit stage adaptation of the novel will premiere on Broadway in 2015-2016. Adler has also optioned and sold film rights for a number of his works including Random Hearts (starring Harrison Ford and Kristen Scott Thomas) and The Sunset Gang (produced by Linda Lavin for PBS' American Playhouse series starring Jerry Stiller, Uta Hagen, Harold Gould and Doris Roberts). In recent development are the Broadway Production of The War of the Roses, to be produced by Jay and Cindy Gutterman, The War of the Roses - The Children (Grey Eagle Films and Permut Presentations), a feature film adaptation of the sequel to Adler's iconic divorce story, Target Churchill (Grey Eagle Films and Solution Entertainment), Residue (Grey Eagle Films), and Capitol Crimes (Grey Eagle Films and Sennet Entertainment), a television series based on his Fiona Fitzgerald mystery series. Adler's forthcoming thriller, Treadmill, is slated to be released in September.

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