TV Producer Nathan Hale Williams Discussed Childhood, Law School and New Book ‘Ladies Who Lunch & Love”
Television producer and entertainment attorney Nathan Hale Williams discussed his life growing up in Chicago, law school and new novel ‘Ladies Who Lunch & Love’ out in stores now.
For Williams, living in Chicago was great. His dad was a preacher and mom was a social worker. He went to Whitney Young High School, where the first lady Michelle Obama went too. The school was thought of having achievement in yourself and doing what ever it takes. Williams thought of that and always remember that it wasn’t an option, but a strive for excellence.
You always have to do your best, you always have to strive for excellence so that was a little difficult in times, but it pushed me to do my best, said Williams.
As a child he appeared in numerous commercials and loved to act. When Williams was an adult he went to George Washington Law School for a law degree. He was interested in obtaining a law degree by reading an article on Debra Martin Chase about going to law school. She went there and not only got it, but was a producer, which is what Williams wanted to do. He did it last minute and uses his degree everyday.
I was like I’m not going to study for it, If I do well then it’s meant for me to go to law school,” said Williams. If I don’t do well it’s not meant for me to go. I did well and I went to law school and I love it and use my law degree everyday.
While Williams produces shows and films, he wrote a novel based on his relationship column from Essence magazine. His novel ‘Ladies Who Lunch & Love’ is about four women: Vikki, Krissy, Lauren and Rebecca. Each of these women are navigating life and love and the truth of it.
Vikki is the fabulous girl who’s rich, the publisher of a magazine and a hard time finding love. Krissy went to law school and is about to be a partner at a law firm. She loves dating thugs and doesn’t care. Lauren is a white girl who has a drug addict husband and is bankrupt because of that. Rebecca is a married women for 20 years and is having problems with her husband.
The story is said through a narrator, who is a man and Williams put lessons in the novel. These lessons are to teach people about love and the obstacles these four ladies face everyday.
One of the biggest lessons is that you have to meet people for who they are and not who you want them to be, said Williams. That’s what so great about these characters is that even if they are four women and a man, they don’t fight each other. The drama is about life, the drama is the obstacles and difficulties that life puts in front of you everyday.
The age range for the novel is between 25 to 40. The audience is on women entering the workforce and understanding the life of a professional fabulous women. The whole theme of the book is to never give up on love even in dark times. Williams describes it in the novel and readers can relate that when they read one of Williams’ favorite quote about love.
I put it right in front, It’s my favorite quote about love by Sam Keen, said Williams. You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly.