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Monday, January 13, 2014

Media-Whore D'oeuvres














"You know that tribute to Woody Allen's lifetime achievement at theGolden Globes on Sunday night? Well, it left out one tiny detail, says his son. 'the part where a woman publicly confirmed he molested her at age 7 before or after Annie Hall?' That's a reference to Allen's adopted daughter, Dylan, who accused the director of molesting her 20 years ago.So, why would Allen's own son allude to the allegation?" (CNN)

"I’m not a book reviewer. I do read book reviews, especially in the New York Review of Books and the Financial Times, as well as in the British newspapers when it looks like the subject might interest me. And occasionally in the New York Times. The first two publications are the ones who get me to buy a book.The top one: “You're My Dawg, Dog,” (“A Lexicon of Dog Terms for People,” is by a man — Donald Friedman. This is one of those books you buy to give to friends. They can read it in the bathroom or on the beach or just before they’re ready to doze off. It’s all those dog terms and what they mean, etc. and it’s very funny. For example: Dog Days, Dog-eyed, Dogface (the opposite of Dollface?), Doggone it, etc. Then there’s Jill Brooke’s 'The Need to Say ‘No’.' This is a little different from Nancy Reagan’s need to say No. This is about the bullies among us and evidently they’re growing in number like the national debt. 'The Idea of Him' (William Morrow, Publishers) is Holly Peterson’s new novel following her best-selling “The Manny.” The 'Him' in this novel, I take it, is a Husband. I got a Proof copy — the pub date is early April. 'Dark Invasion; 1915, Germany’s Secret War Against America' (Random House) by Howard Blum also came to me in Proof form. To be published in February. From the sound of the blurb on the back of the book, the story is destined to be a movie produced by and starring Bradley Cooper." (NYSocialDiary)

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