Harry Reid, author, playwright, and MIT grad, received his MA in Anthropology and History from Sonoma State University. His many plays and opera have been performed in San Francisco and elsewhere in the Bay Area. His Ethos in 19th Century Alaska, cross-currents of American and Tlingit cultures, can be found in major university libraries.
The Connected in which a young epidemiologist helps discover a medical miracle that increases human intelligence. When the miracle turns sour and the world begins to go mad, he and his female friend and lover struggle to turn back its madness.
Recently Published: 95% Naked, Fiction and Nonfiction
Anthologies: Short stories in Vintage Voices, 2009
Publication scheduled for 2011:
THE DAY NIKITA KRUCHEV WAVED AT ME: Nine Decades of Growing Up in America
The memoir is comprised of vignettes, moments in my life when I have encountered well known people. Some are humorous: getting conked over the head with a flashlight at a Maya Angelou houseboat party. Some are poignant: standing on the roof of Taliesin East overlooking the Wisconsin countryside telling Frank Lloyd Wright I must leave his commune. Some are outrageous: trying to design a Japanese house for Raymond Burr in such a way he can get his three hundred pounds up from a tatami sleeping mat.
Included are vignettes of actor Jack Lemon, philosopher Alfred North Whitehead, ecdysiast Pat Paree, footballer Kenny “the Snake” Stabler, actress Katherine Cornell, golfer Jack Nicholas, Latin scholar Horace Poynter, Bobby Kennedy and many others.
Although the memoir follows the arc of the author’s life, its most important focus is upon the color of American life from the 1920’s until today. Currently approximately 40,000 words have been written.