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Kindness and Wonder: Some Interviews

In the wake of the release of Kindness and Wonder: Why Mister Rogers Matters More Than Ever, I have been doing interviews about Mister Rogers, his neighborhood, and my book with a variety of media outlets. If you want to catch up with them, now is your chance! I visited the show Good Morning Charlotte […]

posted 4 November 2019 in Outside. no comments yet

Kindness and Wonder: Out Now!

I am pleased to inform you that this week marks the publication of Kindness and Wonder: Why Mister Rogers Matters Now More Than Ever. If you’d like to buy a copy (which I recommend), this HarperCollins site can send you to your preferred retailer (including your local indie bookstore). If you don’t trust me–after all, […]

posted 30 October 2019 in Buy My Stuff. no comments yet

Early Praise for Kindness and Wonder

Hello neighbors! I’m very excited to share Kindness and Wonder: Why Mister Rogers Matters Now More Than Ever with you. I am forced, however, to wait until the end of the month; it goes on sale on October 29th, exactly four weeks from today. (Click here for information on places where you can buy it […]

posted 1 October 2019 in Buy My Stuff, News. no comments yet

The World According to Tom Hanks Roundup

I’ve been busy with the hurlyburly of having a new book out–did I mention that I have a new book out? It’s called The World According to Tom Hanks: The Life, the Obsessions, the Good Deeds of America’s Most Decent Guy–but in case you missed some of the press notices for the aforementioned new book, […]

posted 19 November 2018 in Buy My Stuff. no comments yet

Tao of Bill Murray Review Roundup

The Tao of Bill Murray came out last week, and there was rejoicing throughout the land. I think rather highly of the book–as well I should–but perhaps you’d like reports and opinions from some impartial commentators? In the New York Times Book Review, columnist John Williams observed that “there seems to be just one big […]

posted 26 September 2016 in Buy My Stuff, Links. no comments yet

Early Tao of Bill Murray Roundup

You may have heard I have a new book coming out later this month. It’s called The Tao of Bill Murray: Real-Life Stories of Joy, Enlightenment, and Party Crashing. The turquoise vision above you is the cover for the UK edition, which will be released two days after the US edition. It will be available […]

posted 2 September 2016 in Buy My Stuff. no comments yet

1988 Countdown: #41-50 Roundup

A few years back, I discovered gold in my garage: three videotapes containing the 1988 year-end countdown on MTV. Since then, I’ve been working my way through the top 100 videos of that year, plus the commercials, the VJ breaks, and the cool animated snippets. The sixth batch of videos (not exactly “the sixth hour,” […]

posted 18 January 2012 in 1988. 3 comments

1988 Countdown: #75-51 Roundup

Back in 1988, I videotaped the MTV year-end top-100 countdown. Back in 2008, I unearthed the tapes and started watching them for the first time in two decades. For the past two years, I’ve been working my way through the broadcast, dissecting every single video, ad break, and Kevin Seal smirk. We’re now five hours […]

posted 26 August 2010 in 1988. 4 comments

1988 Countdown: #51-60 Roundup

While cleaning out my garage, I found an unexpected treasure: videotapes of the MTV year-end countdown for 1988, in its entirety. I’ve been working my way through the top 100, clip by clip, and have now reached the halfway point. The fifth hour: #51: Bobby McFerrin, “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” #52: INXS, “Never Tear Us […]

posted 16 August 2010 in 1988. no comments yet

1988 Countdown: #61-70 Roundup

In case you’re just joining us: I found some old videotapes of MTV’s year-end countdown of their top 100 videos. From 1988. Naturally, I’m working my way through the tapes, writing about each video (and commercial break). It’s taking longer than originally planned, but I march onward, fueled by the power of mullets and Kevin […]

posted 6 January 2010 in 1988. 4 comments