Pulse: Creative Buzz April 2006

WHYY-FM’s Dan Gottlieb, host of Voices in the Family for the past two decades, has written Letters to Sam, a collection of missives to his autistic grandson on love, loss and life (Sterling; $17.95). … Local poet and Smith College writer-in-residence Daisy Fried has a new collection, My Brother Is Getting Arrested Again (University of Pittsburgh Press; $14). … Chef/food writer Aliza Green has dished out Field Guide to Herbs and Spices (Quirk; $14.95). … Girls High grad and Daily News food cartoonist Donna L. Barstow has edited Love Me or Go to Hell, cartoons on relationships penned by her and four more female cartoonists (Andrews McMeel; $9.95). … Penn grad and Philly expat Lisa Tucker’s new novel about family secrets is Once Upon a Day (Atria; $24). … Another expat, former Center City adwoman Betty Londergan, has written new-mom guide I’m Too Sexy for my Volvo (Adams Media; $12.95).