Joan Crawford was the ultimate star, than Donna Nowak is the ultimate fan. She appreciates this complex subject for
her skill as an actress, her importance as a pop culture icon, as well as displaying a fine sense of humor for Crawford's
more lurid notoriety. Nowak has a fervor, devotion, and attention to detail that even the fastidious Crawford would
cheer." -- Charles Busch
insightful witty, Donna Nowak’s essays and reviews on the style, work and life of Joan Crawford would have compelled
the Ultimate Star to officially adopt her as the devoted creative daughter she always longed for.” -- Shaun
Considine, author of Bette and Joan: The Divine Feud
you love Joan, you'll love this book!" -- Terry Castle, daughter of William Castle (director, Strait-Jacket. I
Saw What You Did; producer, Rosemary's Baby)
of the data [within Just Joan] has ever been so voluminously collected, archived and organized with such meticulous
precision and care. That's what makes Nowak's book so essential: it is an encyclopedia and companion that
is intensely rich with literary details. This is not another biography of Joan Crawford, this is the
bible according to Joan Crawford . . . [A] near perfect work." -- Daeida Magazine
love your book - read it from cover to cover." - Hedda Lettuce
Peter Joseph Swanson interviews me for GATHER!
Director William Castle's lovely daughter Terry gives JUST JOAN a plug in her blog!
Interview with me re JUST JOAN in Salon by Annie Stone
Richard Skipper interviews me and celebrates JUST JOAN: A JOAN CRAWFORD APPRECIATION.
Hedda Lettuce plugs our interview and book signing reception at the Chelsea Clearview in her blog!
Book Signing at the Chelsea Clearview in New York City
Book signing photos found at above link,
folks! Check 'em out!
On January 19, 2011, Anne Stone - yes, a different Anne Stone! - of
Movie Line International interviewed me on KUSF radio in San Francisco! (link to transcript to come) The ad
in Publisher's Weekly can be found here.
On March 11, 2011, I appeared on the Derek and Romaine show-- co-hosted
by our own Hedda Lettuce -- and I was talking about -- you guessed it - Just Joan and our gal. The station was Sirius 109 and
XM 98 and my spot aired 8pm EST. They had call-ins from across the country to ask questions!
at the Stonewall Inn in June, 2011, where Bonnie Dunn, a phenomenal jazz singer, and Gerry Caban, Fosse dancer, performed.
On May 20, 2012, I was interviewed by Sonny Starr re JUST JOAN and it was broadcast at 9:05 PM Pacific. Their
guest star was the legendary Gary Puckette, lead singer of the Union Gap. My interview was on segement 3 of the program.
It aired over their flagship station KKNX on the West Coast, the net:www.radio84.com worldwide over the Omni
Media Networks, and SRN.
On June 25, 2012, I
will be interviewed by the legendary Joe Franklin, a New York institution, a man who has had everyone who's anyone and
plenty of up-and-comers on his show (including Barbra Streisand, Woody Allen, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., etc.) I am very
excited to be on the Joe Franklin Show. He's a true icon, the "King of Nostalgia."
This sweet fan who writes the delightful blog I'M NOT PATTY is a huge advocate of my book (bless you, Rob!)
JUST JOAN was part of a three-day "Women in the Arts"
festival in Palm Springs, California, in July 2010 and featured widely in the promotional materials! (Bless you, Michele Weiss
and DeeJae Cox, founders of the Los Angeles Women's Theatre Project) Palm Springs is where "The Damned Don't Cry" was
filmed -- many scenes were shot at Frank Sinatra's home and our gal swims in his pool (doesn't Joan always get in
Who else is reading JUST JOAN? Leonard Maltin,
Robert Osborne, Jeanine Basinger (who was "thrilled" about JUST JOAN), Janis Ian, to name a few -- and hopefully you!