Martha Frankel, Author

Martha Frankel, Author

Martha Frankel

Martha Frankel is the author of Hats & Eyeglasses: A Family Love Affair with Gambling, a memoir of her family's lifelong love affair with gambling and her own foray into online poker and its disastrous results. She co-wrote her second book, Brazilian Sexy, Secrets to Living a Gorgeous and Confident Life, with Janea Padilha.

She began her writing career at the original Details Magazine writing a column about plastic surgery called Knifestyles of the Rich and Famous. She went on to write book reviews, essays and celebrity profiles for Movieline, Cosmopolitan and The New Yorker.

Frankel is a winner of the NYFFA Award in creative nonfiction, and in 1997 she was a Philip Morris Fellow at the MacDowell Colony.

She is also the executive director of the Woodstock Bookfest, a yearly gathering of readers and writers in Woodstock, NY and the host of Woodstock Booktalk, a weekly podcast, where she interviews writers. 

She lives in Boiceville, NY

Martha Frankel will be in conversation with Patricia Bosworth at the Milford Theater on Saturday September 16th at 10:00 am to 11:15am. And at 4:30pm to 5:45pm there will be a Plenary Panel featuring all six main stage writers. and on iTunes.

Hats & Eyeglasses: A Memoir
By Martha Frankel