New York Daily News
Dick Summer is a story teller.
From the Publisher
The night is full of staring faces, strange sounds, and unprotected touches. NIGHT CONNECTIONS is a collection of sixteen stories, mostly collected from listeners to Dick Summer's middle of the night radio program on NBC Radio. They are very short connections. But they will stay with you for as long as you stay with them. Connections are fragile. It is only touching you that gives them life.
From the Author
The people in these NIGHT CONNECTIONS got to me. Most of them are real flesh and blood people. Some of them felt startlingly real to me when I met them in my imagination. I fly a small airplane. At night, I can't help but think about what is going on down on the ground...in those homes, and parks, and cars that are just lights from where I sit. People are loving, earning each other's trust, taking each other's lives, laughing, writing last letters, being born, leaving, and some...are connecting with each other for the first time. Sometimes the first time is the only time. I can't tell you how much I have loved the connection with them. I hope they will also get to you.
About the Author
Dick Summer is a poet, a pilot, a hypnotist and a nationally known radio and tv broadcaster. His five "Lovin Touch" books were published by Random House and Bantam Books.
NIGHT CONNECTIONS was specifically produced for presentation in this Personal Audio (r) CD form. Connections are sometimes the beginnings of relationships. Relationships are sometimes the beginnings of a romance. But not always. These very short NIGHT CONNECTIONS are between A Disorganized Husband, A Tiny Dancer, A Workout Woman, An Aging Wild Child, A Helpless Lover, A Chance Taking Wife, The Rev. Father Flowers, Mr. Hard Guy, A Young Guy Trying His Best, A Slip Away Wife, A Real Friend, A Couple In Concert, A Single Rose, A Giving Woman, AND YOU.
A must listen..., June 11, 2003
Reviewer: Alan J Balkin from Paris, France
After finishing listening to Dick Summer's "Night Connections" I could not help wonder why this was so good. What is it that this guy has that allows him to convey our inner strengths, weaknessess, our trumphs and our foibles. For one, Dick Summer "gets it." He is a master of detail. Nothing goes unnoticed nor untold. He does not spare us any of the details of who we are, and what we may think. The funny thing is that not just anyone can masterfully "truthspeak" like Dick Summer does in "Night Connections". He says what most of us have thought, but may only have whispered to ourselves. As a long time fan of his, I must say that even if you are not, you should certainly do yourself the favor of getting "Night Connections" and hear for yourself, what you might have been thinking!
Some of you will understand this, it certainly is "mouth verses ear"!!
Dick Summer... Master Storyteller, May 28, 2003
Reviewer: Dick Stadlen from Cedar Rapids, IA USA
Dick Summer is a master storyteller and a keen observer of the human condition. "Night Connections" is a collection of vignettes about love: both good and bad. We've all been there... or perhaps just wanted to be there. The greatest moments of our lives; the times we'd just as soon forget; the encounters we only dream about. "Night Connections" captures them all in storylines that tug at our heart strings one moment... then bring a smile to our face the next.
Whether or not you've experienced the individual scenarios, you can certainly identify with them. "Night Connections" is a great escape for anyone who's ever been in love, regardless of the outcome.