BSR Contributor Since July 22, 2014
Joseph Glantz is a former lawyer who works as a marketing consultant and writer. His book, Philadelphia Originals, was published by Schiffer Publishing in 2009. He writes a column called Interviews with the Famously Departed. Joe lives in Bucks County., PA.
Joseph Glantz practiced law in Bucks County with his father, Sam, for close to 15 years. He worked for AT&T as a computer programmer for over 5 years. Merging his legal, technical and writing skills, Joe now provides marketing advice to lawyers, doctors, and nonprofits.
In 2009, he wrote Philadelphia Originals, a 300-page book with hundreds of images by Philadelphia artists. The book profiles the unique styles and traditions of Philadelphia's most notable professions. It was supported with a grant by the Thomas Skelton Harrison Foundation. An offshoot of the book, Philadelphia Before You Were Born, profiles the art and artists of the Philadelphia Press newspaper during the last decade (the 1890s) that newspapers used illustrators instead of photographers.
He writes a humor/education column titled Interviews with the Famously Departed for the Wild River Review, an online literary magazine. Past interviews include Mark Twain, Jane Austen, Abigail Adams, and G. K. Chesterton
Joe also interviews current creative Philadelphians. Interviews include the Broad Street Review's own Dan Rottenberg, Beth Kephart, Sam Katz, and street photographer Michael Penn.