Bookstr spoke with Bess Kalb, an Emmy Award-nominated writer, who has written for Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The New Yorker, and the Oscars, to name but a few. This year, Kalb’s book Nobody Will Tell You This But Me: A True (As Told to Me) Story, recounting the life of her grandmother, Bobby Bell was published. Put together using voicemails and conversations with her late grandmother, Bess tells her story emotively and beautifully. We are honored to have her (virtually) with us today.
Taking inspiration, and direct quotation, from voicemails, emails, and conversations with her grandmother, Bess tells Bobby’s story, and in doing so gives her her voice.