After reading all the analyses of Dump's habits and tendencies towards the written word (and especially that ridiculous photo op), it got me thinking about presidential legacies. Especially since I'm firmly believing he SHALL be voted out in November, so somebody's gonna have to start making some plans on this one. FDR started the first … Continue reading Absurd Q #135: What Will Trump’s Presidential Library Look Like?
My copy: 9781435144699 (image from amazon.com) When I made the informed decision to go insane and re-learn all this stuff about music I'd forgotten over the past 20 years(ish), I knew I'd have to have some help from at least one book to get me figuring out how much I really didn't know. So glad … Continue reading Reading Music: A Step-By-Step Introduction to Understanding Music Notation and Theory, by Marc Schonbrun
My Copy: 9781582973579 (image from pinterest) Comedy Writing Secrets is just as advertised: a book about how to work with comedy in writing. Not much more than that, but at the same time, MUCH more than that. The premise seems too simple, but there are plenty of great examples of how different aspects of comedy … Continue reading Comedy Writing Secrets (2nd ed.), by Mel Helitzer with Mark Shatz
My Copy: 9780394724690 Though some of the technology mentioned and tricks-of-the-trade may be outdated (published in 1976 after all), it must be doing something right if it's still in print today. The Craft of Interviewing contains a slew of wisdom from an editor of Writer's Digest magazine who warns us in the introduction, "For no … Continue reading The Craft of Interviewing, by John Brady