Richard A. Lertzman

Richard A. Lertzman

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.

His newest book, with co-author, New York Times best selling author William J. Birnes, is a comprehensive and explosive biography of Mickey Rooney- "The Life and Times of Mickey Rooney" that will be released by Gallery Books (Simon & Schuster) that is being sold worldwide in hardcover, Ebooks (Kindle, Nook etc.), an 18 hour Audiobook and Amazon Audible Audio (MP3). 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.

Richard's newest book co-authored with Dr. William J. Birnes is Beyond Columbo:The Life and Times of Peter Falk. It is available on Amazon.

His popular blog is The Life and Times of Classic Stories from Hollywood.

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

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