Richard A. Lertzman

Richard A. Lertzman

NY TIMES bestselling author Richard A. Lertzman is a film historian and author.

Mr. Lertzman is the award winning co-author of Dr. Feelgood, that was co-written with New York Times best selling author, Dr. William J. Birnes. It was published by Skyhorse Publishing.

It tells the true story of physician Dr. Max Jacobson who quietly changed history by injecting his specifically created "meth cocktails" that consisted of nearly 30 mg. of methamphetamine along with steroids, eel parts, human placenta, monkey gonads and sheep urine. Icons of the twentieth century including President John F. Kennedy and his wife Jackie, Elvis Presley, Elizabeth Taylor, Tennessee Williams, Truman Capote, Alan Jay Lerner, President Nixon, Winston Churchill, Eddie Fisher and countless others. He changed the way they thought, acted and reacted.

The book has been praised worldwide and was critically acclaimed by many journalists including Lou Dobbs, Geraldo Rivera and many others. It was nominated for a Los Angeles Times Book Award and received several other honors including the Golden Quill Award for Non-Fiction The eye-opening ,historical book has been quoted worldwide. It was serialized by the London Daily Mail and on the front page of the New York Post. It is available in six versions: hardcover, paperback, Audible Audio, Audio Book, Kindle and Nook.

The book has also been made into a television mini-series (documentary) produced by Asylum Films and shown on the REELZ Network in November 2015.

Richard was the award winning editor of a cinema magazine that looked at classic films and the great directors, writers and editors who created them. His essays and books on cinema have been published worldwide.

"The Life and Times of Mickey Rooney" with co-author, New York Times best selling author William J. Birnes, is a comprehensive and explosive biography of Mickey Rooney- from Simon & Schuster) that is being sold worldwide in hardcover, Ebooks (Kindle, Nook etc.), an 18 hour Audiobook and Amazon Audible Audio (MP3). The New York Times Sunday book Review raved about the book calling it "compelling". The book has received excellent reviews from the New York Times, Publisher's Weekly and countless newspapers. It was voted among the top books of 2015 about film in the Huffington Post. The book has been called "the comprehensive biography of Mickey Rooney and tell of his incredible life story along with the tragic last years.

President Donald J. Trump wrote: " Mickey was not only an exceptional talent, he was a good friend and a great guy. I am fortunate to have known him, and I think people will agree that he led a fascinating, while at the same time somewhat tragic, life. This is a book that deserves attention! Rick and Bill did a tremendous job!"
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Richard's newest book co-authored with Dr. William J. Birnes is "Beyond Columbo:The Life and Times of Peter Falk." With a foreword by award winning actor Joe Mantegna (Criminal Minds) and the cover art by the noted Drew Friedman (Rolling Stone, Village Voice, books). Exclusive interviews include Steven Spielberg, the late Steven Bochco, Ann-Margret, Paul Reiser, Kevin Pollak, Dan Lauria, Dabney Coleman, Ed Begley, Jr., Alan Arkin, many many others. It is available on Amazon in book or Ebook.

An inside look into the mind of Dr. Max Jacobson AKA Dr. Feelgood in "The Doctor Feelgood Casebook" which follows up on the bestselling book "Dr. Feelgood" from Skyhorse Publishing. It will be released in Fall of 2019.

A comprehensive biography of the legendary comedian Jerry Lewis, "The Clown That Cried" is due out in 2020.

His popular blog is Classic Stories from Hollywood. His Facebook page, The Life and Times of Hollywood is also a daily newsfeed that includes great stories from the film capital.

Mr. Lertzman lives with his wife, publicist Diana C. Lertzman, in Moreland Hills, Ohio.

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    • The Story of the Doctor Who Influenced History by Treating and Drugging Prominent Figures Including President Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe, and Elvis Presley
    • By: Richard A. Lertzman, William J. Birnes
    • Narrated by: Don Azevedo
    • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
    • Release date: 05-01-13
    • 4 out of 5 stars 233 ratings

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