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Sep 21, 2018

I was a little nervous about the publication of Jonah Keri’s new book, The Extra 2%: How Wall Street Strategies Took a Major League Baseball Team from Worst to First. Why? Because up until today, the book most often associated with the former Tampa Bay Devil Rays was my own first book, Stadium For Rent: Tampa Bay’s...


Sep 19, 2018

Everybody knows at least one MC5 song – and that would be “Kick Out the Jams,” mofo. Know more? Points to you, my friend. In 1969, the year when “Kick Out the Jams” was released, there was a lot of competition for attention in rock ‘n’ roll:

• David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” was released, as was the...


Sep 18, 2018

I was a little nervous when I received an email from Jane Friedman, the publisher of Writer’s Digest magazine and books. She was responding to my interview with one of her authors, Mike Sacks, the author of And Here’s the Kicker: Conversations with 21 Top Humor Writers on Their Craft. Sacks was unhappy with a number...


Sep 15, 2018

I’m an aging white guy with no natural rhythm, but I love to watch people who are lucky enough to have it and know how to use it.

ANDREA LIN podcast excerpt: "Dancing should be part of a lifestyle: anyone, in any shape, at any age. Have fun!" 

If you can dance, I will forever be envious of you. So you might imagine...


Sep 15, 2018

In another generation, Faith Ford could have been the star of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.” She’s got that same TV spunk. But being recognized for nearly a decade of fine work as ditzy Corky Sherwood on the TV news satire “Murphy Brown” worked out pretty well for her as she got to nurture the character all the...