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Susan Silver

Susan Silver is an author and sitcom writer for shows including The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Maude, The Bob Newhart Show, and The Partridge Family, will give a talk on her book, “Hot Pants in Hollywood: Sex, Secrets & Sitcoms,” in Greenwich.

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She’ll also sign copies at a reception. The event takes place at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 26, in Christ Church Greenwich Parish Hall, adjacent to Dogwood Books & Gifts, 254 East Putnam Ave., Greenwich.

Tickets are $25, which includes the book, wine and light bites.

About Susan Silver

Susan Silver, author and former TV writer for “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” “Maude,” “The Bob Newhart Show” and “The Partridge Family,” among other series, will be hosting a talk followed by a book signing, reception and Q&A at Dogwood Books & Gifts.

She will be disproving the theory that women can’t write comedy. Ms. Silver will reminisce about her work in creating the character, Rhoda Morgenstern. For women of a certain age, these were iconic TV characters who were pioneers and became role models for professional careers.

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Mary Tyler Moore and Susan Silver

Hot Pants in HollywoodMs. Silver was a trailblazing television sitcom writer at a time when women weren’t invited into the male-dominated industry. Teamed with Iris Rainer Dart, who later wrote Beaches, she helped break the glass ceiling with “Love American Style.”

Along the way, she has had a weekly radio commentary, “Susan Says,” on NPR covering news, politics and culture; had a long-running online column, “The Search for Mr. Adequate,” aimed at Baby Boomers dealing with divorce, dating, aging parents, or young women of today looking for advice on work or love. She’s appeared on CNN, “The Today Show,” and “Good Day New York” and written op-eds for The New York Times.

In talking about Hot Pants in Hollywood, the late Gary Marshall, director of “Happy Days” and “Pretty Woman,” said: “Susan Silver examines everything funny, including her own life. [She is a] talented writer, whose book should be read by those who like to laugh.”

About Dogwood Books

Dogwood Books and Gifts profits go to charity and has a full coffee bar, cozy corners, meeting spaces, and sells beautiful tabletop and entertaining items, gifts, popular best-selling books as well as faith-based books, and cards. Located in Christ Church Greenwich, with easy parking.

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