"Adler writes with skill and a sense of scene." The New York Times Book Review
Welcome to the website of acclaimed author Warren AdlerWarren Adler is best known for The War of the Roses, his masterpiece fictionalization of a macabre divorce turned into the Golden Globe and BAFTA nominated dark comedy hit starring Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito. In addition to the success of the stage adaptation of his iconic novel on the perils of divorce, Adler has optioned and sold film rights to more than a dozen of his novels and short stories to Hollywood and major television networks. Random Hearts (starring Harrison Ford and Kristen Scott Thomas), The Sunset Gang (starring Jerry Stiller, Uta Hagen, Harold Gould and Doris Roberts), Private Lies, Funny Boys, Madeline’s Miracles, and Trans-Siberian Express are only a few titles that have forever left Adler’s mark on contemporary American authorship from page to stage to screen. In recent development are: The War of the Roses - The Children (Permut Presentations), a feature film adaptation of the sequel to Adler's iconic divorce story, and Capitol Crimes (Sennett Entertainment), a television series based on his Fiona Fitzgerald mystery series. Learn more about Warren Adler. .
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A Good Time to Die
October 7, 2014
Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel is director of the Clinical Bioethics Department of the US National Institutes of Health, and heads the Department of Medical Ethics & Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania. He has been acknowledged as the prime mover and advocate for Obamacare. His article in The Atlantic titled, “Why I Hope to Die at 75,” should scare the hell out of most of those still shy of that number. He is not kidding.
In what he believes is a convincing and logical argument, the good doctor cites a tsunami of hard statistics, stating that after 75, the body declines precipitously, with major cost of health care occurring beyond that age. That dying before such decline begins, would not only save the government enormous sums of money, but also spare the afflicted, and their loved ones needless and prolonged pain and anxiety. Dr. Emanuel also adds that his conviction to die at 75 drives his daughters crazy.…Based on the original novel, Warren Adler's stage version of The War of the Roses is an international hit. Among his other stage works, Adler collaborated with the noted composer L. Russell Brown ("C'mon Marianne" Jersey Boys and "Tie a Yellow Ribbon to the Old Oak Tree") on The Sunset Gang - the musical. The show premiered Off- Broadway in NYC and the New York Times called it, "A bittersweet musical about aging and desire."
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"Studios believe in Adler books, sight unseen." Variety
"The War of the Roses is a brave comedy…It snarls in your memory long after it’s over." NewsweekThe Sunset Gang was adapted into a trilogy by Linda Lavin for PBS' American Playhouse Series starring Uta Hagen, Harold Gould, Dori Brenner, Jerry Stiller and Ron Rifkin garnering Doris Roberts an Emmy nomination for ‘Best Supporting Actress in a Mini-Series’.