Laurie Gwen Shapiro

Laurie Gwen Shapiro is an Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker as well as a novelist. She is the author of "The Stowaway", a non-fiction book about a Lower East Side teen stowaway on Commander Byrd’s 1928 expedition to Antarctica.

Stories By Laurie Gwen Shapiro

Meet the Turtles That Hibernate in Mini-Fridges and Cruise in Barbie Jeeps—and the New Yorkers Who Can’t Live Without Them

A 74-year-old classical music critic, a female priest from Staten Island and a handsome young Pilates instructor are all...

The Wondrous Lives of Julius Shapiro

He was a jovial Lower East Side gangster, wartime chemical researcher and secretive color television pioneer. An inquisitive daughter wants the full story, but this...