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Award-winning author, journalist, film critic and historian Barry Paris lives and writes in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Among his best-known works are the definitive, internationally acclaimed biographies of film stars Louise Brooks, Greta Garbo, and Audrey Hepburn.

He is senior film critic for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, co-founder of "The Sunday Arts Magazine" on classical station WQED-FM, and a long-time contributor to The New Yorker and Vanity Fair, among many other publications. He has won multiple awards for cultural and investigative reporting.

Barry Paris recently finished "Stella Adler: On Tennessee Williams & the Americans" (Vol. II), published by Alfred A. Knopf in 2012, and is currently engaged in writing "Pierce in Oblivion," a biography of Franklin Pierce, the 14th President of the United States, also for Knopf.

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`Walter Mitty' fades, due to the secret life of Ben Stiller

James Thurber's very short story "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," which occupied just 2½ New Yorker pages in 1939, gained such a beloved place in American life and language that its title character has his own dictionary entry as "a painfully ordinary man/milquetoast, given to heroic daydreams rather than involvement in the real world."

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Barry Paris on The History Channel's "Ultimate Guide to the Presidents": The OK President

Click here to watch a great segment on Martin Van Buren, featuring Barry Paris:
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Find out why Martin Van Buren is known as the "ok" president, and why he's considered the first professional politician to hold the office. Read more... about Barry Paris on The History Channel's "Ultimate Guide to the Presidents": The OK President

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