Audio Interview Length: 15:23
In this audio interview Emmy Winner Charlotte Robinson chats with Writer/ Author Bob Morris about his latest book “Assisted Loving” and the future of LGBT civil rights in the Obama administration. “Assisted Loving” is a moving and hilarious account of how an openly gay man deals with his 80 year old father’s dating life. A few months after the death of his mother, Morris’s father approached his son about his desire to re-enter the dating scene by asking him to screen some elderly women he had circled in personal ads. At first Morris was appalled but his father explained that “ It just worked so beautifully with your mother for 50 years, that I’d love to do it again.” Morris agrees to help and gets much more than he bargains for. One of Morris’s inspirations for the book is a quote by Tennessee Williams “You begin to forgive the world when you forgive your father.” Bob Morris takes the reader on an intimate, amusing and unpredictable ride. This is a perfect summer must-read best-seller that has just come out in paperback. Morris, a contributor to the New York Times Sunday Styles section, has written for the “The New Yorker”, “Travel & Leisure” and has been a commentator on NPR’s “All Things Considered.” “Assisted Loving” is currently in development at NBC.