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Lost in the System: Miss Tennessee U.S.A.'s Triumphant Fight to Claim a Family of Her Own

by Charlotte Lopez Susan Dworkin

Former Miss Teen USA recounts her experience being in Vermont's foster care system, and how she beat the odds.

Making Tootsie: A Film Study with Dustin Hoffman and Sydney Pollack

by Susan Dworkin

The only book on the creation of the classic film that's ranked #2 on the American Film Institute list of 100 Best Comedies. Susan Dworkin was given unprecedented access to the cast and crew during the shoot and editing of Tootsie in 1982 during the sweltering summer in New York City and editing bay in Los Angeles. A playwright, award-winning documentary writer, and Ms. contributing editor, Dworkin used her unique talent to tell how two superbly talented and driven men-actor Dustin Hoffman and director Sydney Pollack-actually make a movie about a serious actor, desperate for work, who takes on the challenge of playing a woman in a daily soap opera, becomes a star, and a better man for it. Drawn from observation and interviews not only with Hoffman and Pollack, but with costume designer Ruth Morley, actors Teri Garr, Bill Murray, and Dabney Coleman, editors Fritz and Bill Steinkamp, and many others, Dworkin delivers an intimate view of the acting and filmmaking process, as well as insight into the release of comedy and the force of creative power.

The Nazi Officer's Wife: How One Jewish Woman Survived the Holocaust

by Susan Dworkin Edith Hahn Beer

Edith Hahn, a young Jewish woman who went underground instead of following orders to a labor camp, reemerged in Munich posing as a Christian working for the Red Cross. There, Hahn met her future husband, a Nazi Party member, who fell in love with her and swore to keep her identity a secret.

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