Stephen Randall

Articles and Books

Articles
There's no reason for panic (October 2012)
Yes, reality shows can kill....almost (June 2003)
I hate my Facebook friends (November 2009)
Why you'll miss your land line phone (September 2010).
You think too much. Everyone does (January 2011)
Nonfiction books
Seventeen of cinema's greatest directors candidly discuss their craft, their lifes and their various adventures.
Fourteen of the world's most iconic personalities discuss how they changed the world.
Fourteen of America's most influential business people discuss their triumphs, failures and what it takes to succeed.

The Playboy Interviews: They Played the Game

From Booklist
If Playboy fans need reminding that the magazine's articles are worth a look, too, the editors have begun helpfully packaging a series of Playboy's "legendary" interviews, starting here with a galaxy of 17 athletes, dating from the years 1968 (Jim Brown) to 2005 (Lance Armstrong) and including Henry Aaron (1974), Pete Rose (1979 and 2000), Dale Earnhardt Jr. (2001), and O. J. Simpson (1976 and 2003). Except for the later Rose and Simpson pieces, nearly all the interviews took place while the athletes were actively competing, if not in their prime. Each interview includes its original introduction, the only new material here being a two-page preface to the collection. However undemanding it might have been to pull this collection together, it offers luminous insights into the nature of competing at the highest levels of these sports, whether it's Brown explaining how he evades a 300-pound defensive tackle or Earnhardt explaining the nuances of a 195-mile-per-hour traffic jam. And there are many wonderfully candid comments, like Wayne Gretzky modestly remarking, "I don't think you can become too famous as a hockey player." Alan Moores
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The Playboy Interviews: They Played the Game