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

The members of the world’s most dedicated society of turtle aficionados include some of the people you might least expect.

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 ninety-three-year-old would rather drink his coffee and read his book in peace.