By Erin Williams, August 30, 2012
(Article originally published in The Washington Post)
Warren Adler has lived more lives than the most feisty of cats. His storied career began six decades ago when he served as the only Washington correspondent for the Armed Force Press Service, a position that had him covering White House news conferences during the Truman administration.
He went on to become a man about town, creating both his own public-relations firm focused on real estate and politics (he publicized the Watergate when it was new and Richard Nixon’s 1969 presidential campaign) and the now-defunct society magazine Washington Dossier, which meant rubbing elbows with newspaper publishers and presidents alike.
After publishing his first novel at 45, the 84-year-old now has completed 33 books, 12 of which have been optioned for movies, including the 1989 hit film “The War of the Roses.” On Wednesday, Adler, who is also an e-book pioneer, will return to Washington to sign copies of his latest book, “The Serpent’s Bite.” Before he takes his victory lap, he discussed Washington of yesteryear, creating a legacy and why he, quite literally, lives to write.…
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