Pat Reid from the British blog Cockroach: Music, Movies and Media recently interviewed me after reading The Forbidden Apple. Apparently I can never talk about Doris Wishman too much.
That day she also talked up “The Forbidden Apple” on “New York Times Close Up,” a weekly TV show hosted by Sam Roberts, the editor of the New York Times Book Review, on the local news network NY1.
I was chosen as one of GO Magazine’s “100 Women We Love” in the June/July 2009 issue! Writer Cheryl Burke had this to say:
“While doing research for an earlier book project on former New York City Mayor Giuliani’s quality-of-life campaign, Long saw some interesting patterns. ‘I began researching Giuliani’s policies regarding adult-use establishments — the legal term for sex shops — and I discovered that municipal attempts to cleanse Times Square and the rest of the city of immorality and indecency amounted to more than a century-long local tradition. Even before Times Square existed, mayoral administrations had focused on cleaning up vice in the city’s red light districts.’”
Read more here.
Here I am in front of the Barnes & Noble at 6th Avenue and 8th Street in the West Village–and that’s my book in the window!