Yoga, a cookbook, a guitar shredder, and me
When a chef from a yoga retreat where I met a guitar god signs a deal for a largely vegetarian cookbook, that catches my attention. Lots going on in that sentence, so let’s go through it point by point. Publishers Marketplace is reporting that Jeremy Rock Smith, executive chef at the Kripalu Center for Yoga…continue reading
Writer blows $10k on a glass of fake Scotch
The Washington Post has an interesting article about a bestselling Chinese writer who dropped ten grand on a rare Scotch, only to discover the spirit was a forgery. Zhang Wei, described as a popular writer of fantasy martial arts books, took his grandmother to Switzerland, and visited a bar known for its collection of rare…continue reading
Who Murdered Fonzie?
Interesting news of a publishing deal today, via Publisher’s Marketplace: James Boice, author of MVP has sold a comedic noir entitled Who Killed the Fonz? that “picks up the story of HAPPY DAYS two decades later, in the year 1984, and finds successful Los Angeles screenwriter Richie Cunningham returning to Milwaukee to investigate the suspicious…continue reading
What gun books do you like?
National media headlines likely won’t be free of firearm related tragedies anytime soon. Our social media feeds probably won’t suddenly be free of arguments between 2nd Amendment proponents and gun control advocates. Wherever you fall on the political spectrum, it doesn’t matter, because shit ain’t going away anytime soon. But we can all try to…continue reading
Review: What Does This Button Do? by Bruce Dickinson
When you are a sword-wielding, jet flying, human air raid siren, it shouldn’t be surprising that your memoir stands out from the deluge of books from your peers. But Bruce Dickinson’s new book What Does This Button Do? An Autobiography still manages to surprise, entertain, and break the bold a bit. While he’s most well-known…continue reading