Children’s books

ATW August 18, 2014

Nicholas Sparks Picks His Favorite Nicholas Sparks Movie Scenes [BuzzFeed]

Hollywood Thinks Journalists Are Sexy Again [The Daily Beast]

The 10 best alternate movie cuts (Esquire]

Rosie Revere, Engineer: A Stereotype-Defying Children’s Book Celebrating the Value of Failure [brain pickings]

“A lot of my life has been ruined because of sex”: Belle Knox opens up in a gripping new documentary [Salon]

The Mysteries of Laura’s Jeff Rake on writing a procedural with an unexpected tone [ssn]

Five simple rules for making biopics about geniuses [The Dissolve]

ATW September 4, 2014

Joan Rivers, Comedy Pioneer and TV Host, Dies at 81 [NBC News]

Why 1994-95 Was One of Network TV’s Last Truly Great Seasons [Vulture]

6 Ways to Bring More Empathy to the Internet [yes!]

Everything I Need To Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book: Grown-up Advice on Modern Life from Vintage Children’s Books [brain pickings]

7 Memorable Season Premieres That Really Delivered [Hello Giggles]

THE JUDGE with Director David Dobkin [The Insiders]

10 Films at Toronto 2014 with potential to become awards contenders [ssn]

‘Saturday Night Live’ at 40 – The Glue [Grantland]


Clint Eastwood

“Children teach you that you can still be humbled by life, that you learn something new all the time. That’s the secret to life, really – never stop learning. It’s the secret to career. I’m still working because I learn something new all the time. It’s the secret to relationships. Never think you got it all.”
– Clint Eastwood


The Book Guy

I’ve always been a reader. As a kid, I preferred to bury my face in an anthology of fairy tales over playing sports with the guys on the block. Books, before movies, were my sanctuary, my oasis, my home. As […]


The Book Widow

Recently I tweeted . . . Dinner date with husband tonight. Huge treat to be in the same room without one or both of us sleeping and/or working. #modernmarriage And it’s true. One of the hardest things about this industry […]


I don’t want to die

“I don’t want to die.” Moments ago, I said those words aloud to my five year old daughters.  I know what you’re thinking, way to go, Barry.  Solid work trying to traumatize your girls. But I did say it.  Vigorously.  […]