I Want To Be Connie Schultz When I Grow Up

Dick Weiss's interview with Connie Schultz

T his would be expensive and hard to pull off given the gender change operation I'd have to undergo But what I really mean is that Connie Schultz is a wonderful writer who has done great and meaningful work for the Cleveland Plain Dealer. In 2003, she was named a Pulitzer Prize finalist for a piece on Michael Green, a man who was released after serving 13 years in prison for a rape he didn't commit. Her paper later made her a columnist and not long after that she won the Pulitzer for her commentary. Not long after that she took a leave. You see she had met and married this guy who was running for the U.S. Senate and she wanted to help him out. He won. Sherrod Brown is his name and he's one of the candidates who have given the Democrats a majority in the Senate. Schultz is  at work on book about her campaign experience, called, "And his lovely wife."  Now she's back at work. Recently I had a chance to sit down with Schultz at the Nieman Narrative Conference in Boston where we talked about her life and career.  Click the link above to listen to or download the podcast.

-- Dick Weiss