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Richard Roeper

Born: October 17, 1959 in Chicago, Illinois
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Roeper was born in Chicago and graduated from Illinois State University. He currently resides in Chicago.

Biography: Poeper is a columnist and film critic. He was a freelance writer from 1982- 87 and has been a syndicated columnist for the ''Chicago Sun-Times'' since 1987. He was a commentator for seven years for ''Fox Thing in the Morning'' and WFLD-TV, Chicago. He has been the cohost and a film critic for the ''Ebert & Roeper Show''. He has also served as radio talk-show host on WLS-FM and WLUP-FM and panelist on National Public Radio's ''Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me!''He has also been a contributor to periodicals including: USA Today, TV Guide, Entertainment Weekly, and Esquire.

  • Outstanding Columnist, Illinois Press Association, 1992 National Headliner award for top columnist, Atlantic City Press Club, 1992 Emmy award, 1994

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Richard Roeper on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

10 sure signs a movie character is doomed, and other surprising movie lists
ISBN: 078688830X OCLC: 50548833

Hyperion, New York : ©2003.

Presents lists highlighting the worst and best of thousands of films, including the best sports movies, the best and worst of actors playing the president, and movies that will never play on an airplane.

Debunked! :
ISBN: 9781556527074 OCLC: 312413479

Chicago Review Press, Chicago, Ill. : ©2008.

A breezy but fact-filled dissection of more than two dozen of the most popular urban legends and conspiracy theories of the 21st century.

He rents, she rents :
ISBN: 0312198973 OCLC: 40354898

St. Martin's Griffin, New York : 1999.

Hollywood urban legends :
ISBN: 1564146472 OCLC: 50035261

New Page Books, Franklin Lakes, NJ : ©2002.

Schlock value :
ISBN: 1401308228 OCLC: 62761155

Hyperion ; New York : 2006.

Sox and the city :
ISBN: 1556526792 OCLC: 65341126

Chicago Review Press, Chicago : ©2006.

Presents the history of the Chicago White Sox from 1967 through their 2005 World Series win, and includes anecdotes and trivia about the team and its fans.

Urban legends :
ISBN: 1564144992 OCLC: 47658898

New Page Books, Franklin Lakes, NJ : ©2001.

Offers the truth about a variety of urban legends that have been circulated on the Internet, by the media, and around offices.