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  • ISBN: 1598510142
  • Author: Les Roberts
  • Genre: History
  • Subcategory: Americas
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Gray & Company, Publishers; 1 edition (April 15, 2006)
  • Pages: 180 pages
  • ePUB size: 1545 kb
  • FB2 size 1119 kb
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When novelist and television producer Les Roberts arrived in Cleveland from Los Angeles for a short-term consulting job in 1986, he wasn't entirely prepared. It was January, and he'd brought no overcoat, no boots. That chilly Northeast Ohio surprise wasn't all he was unprepared for.

When novelist and television producer Les Roberts arrived in Cleveland from Los Angeles for a short-term consulting job in 1986, he wasn't entirely prepared. He never dreamed that, just months later, he'd find himself so completely won over by the When novelist and television producer Les Roberts arrived in Cleveland from Los Angeles for a short-term consulting job in 1986, he wasn't entirely prepared

We'll Always Have Cleveland stands alone as an eloquent, funny, and engaging tribute to this city . Les's book is a memoir about his experiences in Cleveland, Ohio, his chosen home town

We'll Always Have Cleveland stands alone as an eloquent, funny, and engaging tribute to this city and its people. 15 people found this helpful. Les's book is a memoir about his experiences in Cleveland, Ohio, his chosen home town. After living in Chicago and Los Angeles, he moved to Cleveland several years ago and fell in love with the city, the people and the ethnicity of Cleveland. A very enjoyable read by a person who has obviously fallen in love with his city.

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In this memoir, novelist Les Roberts tells how he discovered the heart and soul of a city while fictionalizing it for a series of mysteries. When Roberts, a TV producer at the time, arrived in Cleveland from . for a short-term consulting job in 1986, he never dreamed that, just months later, he’d find himself so completely won over by the place that he’d give up the glitz of Hollywood and put down roots in this rustbelt city. It took only a few weeks in Cleveland to convince Roberts that the city was a ripe setting for his next private-eye novel. Books related to We'll Always Have Cleveland: A Memoir of a Novelist and a City.

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We'll Always Have Cleveland. A Memoir of a Novelist and a City. Thirteen Milan Jacovich novels resulted, and with each book Roberts drew more heavily on real Cleveland places and people. In this memoir, novelist Les Roberts tells how he discovered the heart and soul of a city while fictionalizing it for a series of mysteries.

Les Roberts (born Lester Roubert, July 18, 1937) to Lester Nathaniel and Eleanor (Bauch) Roubert in Chicago, Illinois; he changed his name to Roberts in 1968. Roberts attended the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and Roosevelt University (1954–1956), served in the . Army (1960–1962), and married Gail Medland in 1957; they divorced in 1980. Roberts has two children, Valerie Lynne and Darren Jon, one grandchild, Shea Holland Thompson. He currently lives in Stow, Ohio.

Roberts began his career as a contemporary American mystery novelist . Roberts is primarily seen as a regional writer Jacovich's working-guy attitude has endeared him to many Cleveland readers.

Roberts began his career as a contemporary American mystery novelist after twenty-four years in Hollywood, having written and/or produced more than 2,500 half-hour segments of network and syndicated television. He was the first producer and head writer of The Hollywood Squares, and has written for The Lucy Show, The Andy Griffith Show, The Jackie Gleason. Roberts is primarily seen as a regional writer. Though his Saxon series is set in Los Angeles, he is best known for his Milan Jacovich series set in his adopted hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. Jacovich's working-guy attitude has endeared him to many Cleveland readers.

“A warm, loving portrait of a city and the surrounding area―smoothly and sincerely written.” ― Ohioana Quarterly

In this memoir, novelist Les Roberts tells how he discovered the heart and soul of a city while fictionalizing it for a series of mysteries.

When Roberts, a TV producer at the time, arrived in Cleveland from L.A. for a short-term consulting job in 1986, he never dreamed that, just months later, he’d find himself so completely won over by the place that he’d give up the glitz of Hollywood and put down roots in this rustbelt city. It took only a few weeks in Cleveland to convince Roberts that the city was a ripe setting for his next private-eye novel. Then, a chance meeting on an airplane led him to the inspiration for his new character: Milan Jacovich. The combination proved very successful. Thirteen Milan Jacovich novels resulted, and with each book Roberts drew more heavily on real Cleveland places and people.

Roberts writes about his favorite locations and his favorite people (and at least one person who was not happy to find himself in a novel). It will appeal to fans of the series, fans of the city, and aspiring novelists who want to learn how one writer took a city and made it his own through fiction.

Comments: (7)
Ximinon
Yes, the book is about Cleveland. Cleveland has been good to Mr.Roberts and Mr. Roberts reciprocates with a bit of humor and only a brief dash of sentiment.
I usually don't read mysteries, unless they have an extra twist, like an historical peeeriod or take place in a city I grew up in. The cleveland I grew up in was proud of its cultural heritage - the gardens along Liberty Blvd. that celebrated the nations from which most of Cleveland's population have roots.

I did't expect anything of this sort from Les roberts his writing is all about cleveland today, which I know only by watch the Cleveland TV channels. Also some visits to the Cleveland Clinic and visiting my old friends along Lake /Shore Blvd. who now live in Euclid or Wickliffe. If Mr. Roberts mentioned a garden, it would no doubt be something his private eye ran through while chasing a bad guy. So no, a travelogue this is not. It is more a personal take on a place, a good place, and I am looking forward to more mysteries, which Mr. Roberts does very well, and also accurately.
Flas
I just recommended this book to the Convention & Visitors Bureau of Greater Cleveland ~ suggesting that they purchase the book in quantity and distribute it as a gift to visitors and convention-goers here. Mr. Roberts has written a fabulous tribute to Greater Cleveland people and places, and this memoir holds broad appeal for readers whether they're visitors, newcomers, or longtime residents.

Special note to Milan Jacovich fans ~ We'll Always Have Cleveland is filled with fascinating details about the creative processes Mr. Roberts has used to bring Milan to life on the page, the ways and reasons Milan has evolved, and what the future may hold for this beloved private investigator.

I also recommend the book to writers and students of writing for its insights into Mr. Roberts' methods as a novelist, in particular his daily regimen and dedication to the craft.

We'll Always Have Cleveland stands alone as an eloquent, funny, and engaging tribute to this city and its people.
Coron
Les's book is a memoir about his experiences in Cleveland, Ohio, his chosen home town. After living in Chicago and Los Angeles, he moved to Cleveland several years ago and fell in love with the city, the people and the ethnicity of Cleveland. A very enjoyable read by a person who has obviously fallen in love with his city.
Bukelv
Hoped for more information about Cleveland, but was disappointed. Maybe a historical book would have been a better choice.
Invissibale
If you love Cleveland as I do (after traveling there on and off over 15 years), and if you are a devoted fan of Les Roberts' Milan Jacovich mystery novels, then you'll appreciate this book. Roberts has to be one of the rare truly honest people I've ever read (and met, once). He'd be a great President for the U.S.A. Move the capital to Cleveland, Les.
The Rollers of Vildar
I'm a Clevelander and I like Les Roberts' books about Cleveland. This is the first book of his that I have read and did not like. He comes across as very pompous and full of himself in this book. If I read this book first, I wouldn't be likely to read any other book written by him.
Thetalen
this is an open look at the city of Cleveland, the process of writing, love, life, and above all else food and drinks all seen through the eyes of author Les Roberts. he obviously has a passion for what he writes, and his enthusiasm for Cleveland can be infectious. i recommend all of his mystery books and this book as well. (i also recommend the five dollar burgers and bloody mary's at night town in cleveland heights!)
it is great reding about Cleveland
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