Hot Pants in Hollywood: Sex, Secrets & Sitcoms


Newtown Lane and Main Street,  East Hampton Village
On Saturday, May 11 Bedside Reading will be bringing 7 authors for a book signing to the East Hampton Spring Street Fair.
Authors include:
Keele Burgin, Wholly Unraveled
Lee Mathew Goldberg, The Desire Card
Genie Chipps Henderson, A Day Like Any Other
Saryon Michael White, Roya Sands And The Bridge Between Worlds
and Susan Silver, author of Hot Pants in Hollywood: Sex, Secrets & Sitcoms,  a memoir of her life as one of the first female sitcom writers in TV.

Q: How did you come to be a part of this event?

A: The great Bedside Reading ‘maven’ Jane Ubell-Meyer chose me to be one of the authors on this first participation.

I’m excited to be in people’s hotel rooms….well the book is. I am always in the Hamptons a few times in the summer and thought it would be fun, hope to see friends and make new ones.

 Q: What is your book about?

A:  I was one of the first female TV writers of sitcoms like the Mary Tyler Moore Show, Newhart, Patridge Family, Square Pegs.  It’s about those days and the three R’s: resilience, reinvention, and relationships. As the lyrics to the theme song for Mary asked, “How did I make it after all?” It’s also about the things women of a certain age, “between 50 & death” experience, plus lots of laughs and some good sexy stories.

Q: What’s next?

 A: I have a radio commentary on a small NPR station called WHDD, Robinhood Radio and it’s called “Susan Sez”  where I cover culture, media and things that piss me off called “Oh Come On.” Lots of things piss me off.

 Q: Such as?

A:  Well, living in the city, noise is number one and a lot is political but we won’t go there now.

Q: What are some of the sexy stories?

A: Well you have to get the book which is also available in Audio…I did the recording and that was great like really having an intimate conversation with reader/listeners.  Ok, ok, I escaped some of the biggest gropers…Bill Cosby among them and it’s all in the book. Some good romances are disguised but I will tell your readers, the French movie star is definitely NOT Gerard Depardieu! I mean, come on.


You can meet Susan Silver and the other authors at the Bedside Reading tent at the  East Hampton Street Fair on Saturday, May 11, 10 am – 5 pm.

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