Theatre's Leiter Side, 2012-2013: A Brief Memoir and Reviews (Paperback)
This book is the first in a planned series anthologizing, year by year, the New York theatre reviews of Samuel L. Leiter. After a long, prolific career as an academic, he began reviewing in his early 70s, midway through the 2012-2013 theatre season, after he became a nominator for the Drama Desk Awards. This book not only collects his nearly 150 reviews for the latter half of that season, some very brief, some extended, but provides a personal memoir of how he became a nominator, an overview of his experiences with the Drama Desk, and the troubles and triumphs of becoming a septuagenarian critic seeing hundreds of plays each year. The book also contains photos of the programs for the many plays he attended during the year covered. Later volumes will contain an even greater abundance of his reviews.