Helen M. Moise interview, 18 March 2014


Helen M. Moise, longtime columnist for both the Plain Dealer and The Cleveland Press, discusses her career and her beliefs. She talks about how she began in home economics before she moved into writing a food column for the Cleveland Press. She also discusses how the Press declined and how she got a job working for the Plain Dealer. She mentions her successful efforts to create a large book and author series in Cleveland. Along the way she gives examples of some of her favorite and most memorable authors. Working for the Plain Dealer was very different for Moise. She recalls that the Press was a nicer place to work and that everyone was out for themselves at the Plain Dealer. She concludes by talking about some personal beliefs about cities and the state of the Unites States.