Caffeine Flowing, Questions Rising

September 2nd, 2004 · 1 Comment
by Booksquare

Have we mentioned our esteem for the press?

Good, then we can move on. Sara Nelson starts the day with a story that would almost work…if only she’d found a better example. She says that actors are sidling out of their glittery lives with novels (novels!) in hand, seeking yet another revenue stream. We will pause a for moment to reflect on their gall.

Done? If not, you can catch up later — we’re busy people here.

Alas, the slithery, slimy actor she chooses is, well, a writer. Not that his behavior should be excused, oh no. But Chris Elliott has already been published (non-fiction, but it was a funny book, so it practically counts as fiction), produced, etc. Now if she’d told us that someone along the lines of Pamela Anders…oh wait, damn, maybe she’s onto something.

File Under: Square Pegs

1 response so far ↓

  • Dan Wickett // Sep 2, 2004 at 6:35 pm


    Agreed. Elliott’s spoof on daddy dearest books was hilarious if you enjoy his offbrand sort of humor. The obsession with gold toe socks remains with me to this day.