Anthony Griffith, started playing comedy clubs after his love of magic faded. Doing the local comedy circuit with his traditional, mainstream humor (read: no profanity) would eventually lead him to Hollywood, a spot on “Star Search.”
When the novel was initially published in 1957, it was rejected by a Japanese American community. It was in the 1970s that a group of Asian American writers including Professor Wong rediscovered the book.
“The Queen” is Josh Levin’s nonfiction portrait of grifter Linda Taylor, a little remembered Chicagoan who loomed large in 1970s and ’80s discussions of welfare fraud.
“Jillian” author Halle Butler, a Granta best young American novelist, offers a darkly comic view of contemporary life in the highly readable “The New Me,” about a Chicago temp with a good education and a bad attitude.
John Connell’s memoir “The Farmer’s Son” opens with Connell in a barn on the family farm in Ireland, both arms shoulder-deep inside of a cow.
Amber Tamblyn remembers submitting “Paint It Black,” a film she co-wrote and directed, to a well-known film festival and being told by organizers that, while they liked it, they felt the slot for an actress-turned-writer/director had already been filled at the festival that year.
With an unpredictable ending and evidence that this is the start of a series, definitely check out "One Small Sacrifice."
The final word of the first chapter of “I Know Who You Are” is “gone.” The final sentence of the 61st chapter is “The woman in the window is gone.”
Despite its misleading title, “The Lost Gutenberg” is a fascinating read for anyone who cares about books. The bibliobiography’s subject is the Gutenberg Bible known as Number 45, which was published in 1456...