Books Peter Biskind Books by Peter Biskind Peter Biskind has written books about: Arts & Entertainment Nonfiction Biography & Memoir Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Peter Biskind Central Press/Getty Images Review Book Reviews 'My Lunches With Orson' Puts You At The Table With Welles Fresh Air July 24, 2013 For years, there were rumors that filmmaker Henry Jaglom had taped hours of his conversations with Orson Welles but that the tapes had been lost. They weren't. Now the transcripts have been released in a new book, edited and introduced by Peter Biskind. 'My Lunches With Orson' Puts You At The Table With Welles Listen · 6:54 6:54 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/205145841/205146247" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript The Week's Best Stories From NPR Books Q&A: Director Henry Jaglom, Author Of 'My Lunches With Orson' July 20, 2013 Director Henry Jaglom was a close friend of Orson Welles — and with Welles' permission, he recorded several years' worth of their lunchtime conversations. Nearly 30 years after Welles' death, those transcripts are being released as a candid, blunt and personal book. New In Paperback New In Paperback: Jan. 3-9 January 5, 2011 In fiction, the old world of ex-pat print journalists in Rome beckons. If you'd rather face the facts, there's unconventional parenting advice or Atul Gawande's prescriptions for modern surgeons. Plus memoirs by novelist Siri Hustvedt and rocker Ozzy Osbourne, and a biography of Warren Beatty. Warren Beatty and his Splendor in the Grass co-star Natalie Wood at the 1962 Academy Awards. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Hulton Archive/Getty Images Review Book Reviews Warren Beatty: Hollywood's Lover, In The Spotlight February 24, 2010 Over a 40-year career, the star of Splendor in the Grass, Bonnie and Clyde, Shampoo and Bugsy seduced audiences, not to mention many of his co-stars. Peter Biskind's new biography casts Beatty as a ladies' man whose ambitions and neuroses aided his meteoric rise and his eventual fade.