PAL SHAZAR: PORTRAITS
& EXCERPTS FROM HER BOOK YOU DON'T KNOW ME
You Don't Know Me features one-hundred wild-lovely portraits by Pal Shazar. The collection includes a selection of poems by Jules Shear and an introduction by Linda Covello.
Pal Shazar is a singer/songwriter. She was a founding member, with Andrew Chinich, of the 1980s new wave pop group Slow Children, and married one of the band's producers Jules Shear in the late 1980s. Shazar co-wrote several songs with Matthew Sweet for his album Inside (1986), and wrote lyrics for Sara Lee for her album Make It Beautiful (2000). Shazar is also a painter; an example of her work is featured on the cover of the Waterboys Dream Harder album, and she has self-published a book of lyrics and art, Pal Shazar The Illustrated Lyrics. In May 2011 Shazar's first novel, Janitor was self-published. In 2013 she self-published Pal Shazar's La Strada, a collection of 42 paintings, inspired by the 1954 film. Pal’s website is www.palshazar.com. Her new book, You Don’t Know Me: Portraits by Pal Shazar can be found at www.shear-shazar.com.