2022: Bronx Voted Arlene Alda Best Author from The Bronx!
Arlene Alda is the author of 19 books for kids and adults, including the renowned book “Just Kids From the Bronx,” a book of oral histories that outline what life is really like for those living in the borough. She has written several other books, including “The Last Days of MASH,” and “On Set- A Personal Story in Pictures and Words” for adults and “Except the Color Grey” and Lulu’s Piano Lesson” for kids. A second career author, Arlene was originally a professional clarinetist in the Houston Symphony before switching to writing when her kids were young, ultimately becoming an award-winning writer and photographer. She lives with her husband, actor Alan Alda, in New York City and Long Island.