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us: Fisher, David, 1946-



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    • us: Fisher, Dave, 1946-
    • us: David, Jay, 1946-
    • us: Fisher, David J., 1946-
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    • found: Jenkins, F. Inside pitching, 1972: t.p. (David Fisher)
    • found: Bragonier, R. The mechanics of a magazine, c1984: t.p. (David J. Fisher)
    • found: Sullivan, S. Why don't cats go bald? 2008: t.p. (David Fisher) back cover (began professional career as staff writer for comedienne Joan Rivers; has since written more than 50 books and resides in New York City)
    • found: The writers directory 1994-96 (David Fisher; American; born 1946; on staff of Life magazine 1970-72; genres: novels/short stories, criminology, politics/goverment, sports/fitness, autobiography/memoirs, humor/satire)
    • found: Contemporary Authors online ed., 25 Apr. 2014 (David Fisher; born 16 April 1946, in New York, NY; author of fiction and nonfiction; ghostwriter; staff writer/reporter for "Life" 1970-72; comedy writer for Joan Rivers and others; has had a long and prolific career as a free-lance writer about diverse topics: he has written or ghostwritten more than thirty books on baseball, politics, and true crime; frequently, he has collaborated with personalities from sports, show business, or organized crime to write insider accounts; although he has written numerous works by himself, including fiction and nonfiction, he has focused most of his career on collaborating with others; lists publications, incl. "Tranquility without pills", "The most wanted man in America", "What's what", "Chicken poop for the soul", etc.; also author of a novel under the pseudonym Ray Lilly [title not given] and ghostwriter of numerous works, including a biography of Malcolm X for children)
    • found: E-mail from author, 28 Apr. 2014 ("the book I wrote under the name Ray Lilly was entitled The Touch Team; Jay David was a catchall name used by several people for books they did not want published under their own name, especially those created by a legendary book packager named Bill Adler; while I did use that name occasionally for a newspaper piece, I don't recall publishing any books under it")
    • found: Further e-mail from author, 6 May 2014 (was ghostwriter (uncredited) of George Burns' "Gracie: a love story" [listed in his entry in Contemporary Authors] and of "Brotherhood" which was rewritten and expanded by Deepak Chopra)
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