About Kathy & Lisa
As writing partners, we have been lucky enough to have shared a fulfilling and successful career spanning more than twenty years. Throughout those decades, our deepest driving force has been our fascination with behavior… the way real people act, think and feel. We have found our very greatest satisfaction when delving into stories based on true life conflicts, tragedies and triumphs, while bringing them to the screen. From the colorful life of Pamela Harriman, the internationally famous courtesan and diplomat, as portrayed in “Life of the Party,” to the flamboyant tale of the rise and fall of the Gucci family’s design empire, in “Gucci: A House Divided,” written for director Martin Scorsese, to many other movies about everyday people in extraordinary situations, we have extensively studied human nature and authentic human struggle.
After delving into one individual woman’s struggle to become a mother, as portrayed in one of our movies, we felt a profound desire to profile this deep human need in our first non-fiction book, Dr. Richard Marrs’ Fertility Book, which we co-wrote with the goal of helping those suffering through the medical, practical, financial and emotional challenges of infertility. It was dubbed, “The Bible of Infertility for consumers.”
We waited to write our next book, Manopause, until we found a subject just as powerful and compelling. Manopause affects, to some degree, all men between the ages of 40 and 65. Many of them, along with their partners and family members, desperately need help in understanding and dealing with this change of life. The unexpected bonus to writing Manopause for us was that through our extensive research and observation, we uncovered the deep-seated conflict that is the source of the unhappiness, frustration, even depression that lies at the core of many men’s midlife suffering. We are now delighted, through Manopause, to hand over the keys that will free millions of men from confusion, frustration and distress, and open their eyes to the excitement and satisfaction that the second half of “the basketball game of life” holds in store.
Lisa Friedman Bloch lives in Los Angeles, California, with her husband, Jonathan, and their three children.
Kathy Kirtland Silverman lives in Los Angeles, California.