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DENNIS ANYONE? with Dennis Hensley

Welcome to Dennis Anyone, a podcast about making things up and making things happen. I love to talk to creative types about what they do and how they do it. Hope you enjoy my conversations as much as I do. - Dennis H.

Oct 21, 2015

Dennis sits down with Leslie L. Smith, author of the novel "Sally Field Can Plan the Transexual or I Was Cursed By Polly Holliday" to discuss the inspiration for the book, where that title comes from and the Internet troll who was offended at Sally's name being in the title of a gay book. Leslie talks about his love of lists, the hot-button topic of barebacking in the gay community that is explored in his novel and his most surprising fan. Other topics include: Leslie's experiences working for the Red Cross during 9-11 and Katrina, how New York City has changed since he first arrived there fresh out of college, working at his family video store in Arkansas, sobriety, how being in LA makes him feel grounded,    living with HIV, being starstruck by one of Charlie's Angels while in the company of Glenn Close, appearing in the movie Bear City and what he got picked on for when he was a kid.