Ed Tyll is a famous “disk jockey” who has gone free internet radio and brought with him an enormous radio audience. Much like Howard Stern, Ed made his name as a pioneering “shock jock.” My conversation with Ed was less shock and more solemn interest in the story that unfolds between mother and son in SOB. He was an extremely gracious host and very complimentary of the book.
While I didn’t have a chance to interview Ed, his questions of me and about the book underscored a lot about his character on this particular subject and his appreciation for pioneering women like Carter Scales.
I sat down recently with Marcia Jaffe from the Atlanta Jewish Times to be interviewed about Son of a Bitch. We met at the Whole Foods in Sandy Springs and got right to the nitty gritty. Mrs. Jaffe had an uncanny talent for unearthing the core issues presented in Son of a Bitch and pressed me for answers to SOB readers’ most frequently asked questions, in particular, What is true and what isn’t?!
What I found most fun about Mrs. Jaffe’s interview with me (and what she may have found a bit annoying) was getting to know her a bit. (I can’t help it – I love to learn about other people). In short, Mrs. Jaffe has her own very interesting history as a reporter for several decades with the Atlanta Journal and Constitution and came across many of the types of unsavory characters Carter Scales met when she was just a burgeoning attorney in the City of Atlanta back in 1979 and the early 80s. I felt a kindred spirit with Mrs. Jaffe and hope to work with her again in the future.