Some quotes from people
who make appearances in
If Nobody’s There, I’ll Speak to Anybody
"To Naomi Fein, A very special lady and a
joy to work with! Thanks for all of your support & friendship.
Your friend, Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr. 12/19/97" – signed
copy of Journey to Justice, by Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr. (Ballantine,
1997, paperback edition).
"Peter and Barry wish to thank their colleagues
at work who supported this undertaking:...Naomi Fein, a brilliant
writer, masks as Peter’s assistant." One of many,
many acknowledgments in Actual Innocence: Five Days to Execution,
and Other Dispatches from the Wrongly Convicted, by Barry Scheck,
Peter Neufeld and Jim Dwyer (Doubleday, 2000).
"To Naomi, without who’s [sic] aid and
enthusiastic intelligence these sorties would have been less possible!!
Malcolm Forbes, September 10, 1985." Signed edition of his
book Around the World On Hot Air and Two Wheels (S&S, 1985).
"My dear sweet Naiomi [sic], by now you probably
think I’m a cold, crumby rat who doesn’t talk to you
anymore...and all that. Which is of course, true. But nonetheless,
here I am, helplessly looking for you, now that you’re a
big deal executive...I am going back to write the last twenty
pages of Gatsby/ Francie"
(Coppola) who left this note on my desk at Paramount Pictures
(late summer 1972), when I was out of my (big deal executive) office.
"O.K. smartass. No more news for you. No more
‘whereabouts’. Your notes light up my week, which
is kind of useful during the power strike." – 1972
postcard from David Puttnam, now Lord Puttnam (David produced
Chariots of Fire which won the Best Picture Oscar, and Killing
Fields, among many other films.)
"I only kiss your shadow, I cannot feel your
hand..." Paul Simon (from his song "Dangling Conversation,"
which he wrote about me and my then-boyfriend. If he tried to
kiss my shadow, I didn’t notice.)