DeBerry and Grant

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Industry Arts
Occupation Author
Location NYC/NJ, Brooklyn, NY/Central, NJ, United States
Introduction We are the author of Tryin' to Sleep in the Bed You Made, Far From the Tree, Better Than I Know Myself,Exposures, Gotta Keep on Tryin'--the sequel to 1997's Tryin' to Sleep in the Bed You Made,What Doesn't Kill You, and Uptown, a Novel. Note: we said "author" not "authors" We have been best friends for more than 25 years and writing/working together for 20 of those years.
Interests Nearly anything and everything: Latin ballroom dancing (watching not doing--so far), cooking, jazz (not the smooth kind), (DONNA-football, tennis, cello, acoustic guitar), eating wonderful food with great friends, travel, cocktails, (DONNA camping), modern dance, flea marketing, shopping for bargains, shoes, travel, great books, movies–esp. old ones and (VIRGINIA musicals), (VIRGINIA cooking), good conversation, solid debate, clothes/fashion, cars, wine (not to be confused with cocktails)
Favorite Movies A partial list-in no particular order. Tryin’ to Sleep in the Bed You Made-we’re workin’ on it!, Network, East of Eden, Key Largo, Desk Set, Adam and Eve, The Women, The Godfather, From the Terrace, The Graduate, It’s a Wonderful Life, The Birdcage, As Good as it Gets, Indiana Jones, Groundhog Day, The Days of Wine and Roses, Shaft, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Odd Couple, The Philadelphia Story, For Love of Ivy, Gigi, Claudine, Sunset Boulevard, The Sound of Music, My Fair Lady, Chinatown, Calamity Jane, Eve’s Bayou, The Magnificent Seven, Carmen Jones, Dirty Harry, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Bridges of Madison County, The Usual Suspects, La Dolce Vita, One True Thing, Daughters of the Dust, American Beauty, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Foreign Correspondent, Citizen Kane, The Killing Fields, The Apartment, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Towering Inferno, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, Ferris Beuller’s Day Off, In the Heat of the Night, To Sir With Love, Cooley High, Jaws, The Sting, Excalibur, Strangers on a Train, Some Like it Hot, ET, Star Wars (the original trilogy), 3 Days of the Condor, Casablanca, Singin’ in the Rain, The Maltese Falcon, High Noon, The Thomas Crown Affair (I), Four Weddings and a Funeral, Ben Hur, His Gal Friday, Fargo, Bonnie and Clyde, M*A*S*H, Love Actually, When Harry Met Sally, The Green Mile, Annie Hall, Rain Man, La Dolce Vita, The Conversation, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, From the Terrace, Forrest Gump, The Right Stuff, Young Frankenstein, Dog Day Afternoon, The French Connection, Blazing Saddles, Apollo Thirteen, Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Incredibles, The Shawshank Redemption, North by Northwest, Lawrence of Arabia, Vertigo, 2001 A Space Odyssey, Rebecca, Inherit the Wind, Rear Window, It Happened One Night, Notorious, L.A. Confidential, The Best Years of Our Lives, To Have and Have Not, Laura, All About Eve, Bread and Chocolate, Terms of Endearment, Steel Magnolias
Favorite Music Some we share--some we don't--but it's OK that's what makes the world go 'round.
Favorite Books Like movies these are in no particular order! All of ours, Beverly Cleary, Alice in Wonderland, Heidi, The Iliad, The Odyssey and all of Greek mythology, The Hardy Boys-Franklin Dixon, Nancy Drew-Carolyn Keene, The Beany Malone series: Lenora Mattingly Webber, Peyton Place, Marjorie Morningstar, The Thorn Birds, The Autobiography of Malcolm X, Native Son, Their Eyes Were Watching God, Go Tell it on the Mountain, The Catcher in the Rye, The Sun Also Rises, The Great Gatsby, Lord of the Flies, Catcher in the Rye, Of Mice & Men, The Grapes of Wrath, East of Eden, The Brothers Karamazov, Dr. Zhiavago, Anna Karenenia, Vanity Fair, Great Expectations, Moby Dick, Light in August, The Three Musketeers, Invisible Man, Agatha Christie, Native Son, Black Boy, Robert Ludlum, Jean Auel, lan of the Cave Bear, The Mammoth Hunters, Valley of the Horses, Shelters of Stone, A Woman of Substance, Judith Krantz, Kane and Abel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, The Thirteenth Tale, Gloria Naylor, The Sound and the Fury, The House of the Seven Gables, A Tale of Two Cities, Roots, Baby of the Family, The Hand I Fan With, Shogun, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide, Kurt Vonnegut- Happy Birthday Wanda June, Cats Cradle, Breakfast of Champions, John Irving, The World According to Garp, Hotel New Hampshire, The Cider House Rules, A Prayer for Owen Meany, A Widow for One Year, Prince of Tides, Anne Tyler, Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant, Accidental Tourist, Saint Maybe, Breathing Lessons, Ladder of Years, Amy Tan- Joy Luck Club, Kitchen God’s Wife, 100 Secret Senses, The Bonesetter’s Daughter, J. California Cooper, In Search of Satisfaction, Some Love, Some Pain, Sometime, A Piece of Mine, Bernice McFadden, The Warmest December, Sugar, This Bitter Earth, Clover, The Color Purple, Sula, The Song of Solomon, Beloved, Jubilee, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Mama, Waiting to Exhale, The Harry Potter Series, Cane, To Kill a Mockingbird