It’d be an exaggeration to say I’m a fan of Kathy Griffin — I haven’t exactly followed her career and I hated that Suddenly Susan show. But I do find her amusing, especially when she gets in trouble (really, did anyone actually believe Dakota Fanning was in rehab?
I wrote this shortly before he passed away. It’s been a while since I read that John McCain's autobiography, but what stuck with me was his capture, imprisonment and torture for over five years during the Vietnam war and his refusal to be released for PR purposes before his
Bruce Campbell’s self-deprecating wit pervades his memoir, self-deprecatingly and wittily titled If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor. Nonetheless, his unself-pitying account of the toll his career took on his marriage and finances, not to mention days caked in syrup (fake blood) and freezing nights in
When I saw Creativity, Inc. on the bookshelf, I thought it was just another business book on creativity — in other words, dumb. But this book is by Ed Catmull on how Pixar is run. I mean, this is the guy who invented texture mapping. The early part of the book
We Were Soldiers Once… and Young: Ia Drang — The Battle that Changed the War in Vietnam is one of the most memorable war books I’ve read (up there with Band of Brothers). I had already watched the film starring Mel Gibson and enjoyed it, but that didn’t prepare
I saw William Shatner give a talk at MIT back in the eighties. I recalls his enthusiasm, relating stories that surely were embellished, one of which featured some instinctual martial arts prowess that he miraculously summoned, along with a complete misunderstanding of physics (he cited the opposite of one of
Due to a recent request to add boba drinks to my dim sum app (which has become more of a general Chinese food app), I reread my copy of The Boba Book. It has the best explanation I've seen of the (somewhat debated) birth of boba (in Taiwan) and an
When I saw Creativity, Inc. on the bookshelf, I thought it was just another business book on creativity — in other words, dumb. But this book is by Ed Catmull on how Pixar is run. I mean, this is the guy who invented texture mapping. And that early part of the