The Night of the Gun: Buy this book

July 21st, 2008 → 8:56 am @

It’s late July and humid enough so that my sweat feels like it’s sweating. Perfect time, in other words, to distract yourself with some great book reading. Or magazine reading, as the case might be: take the time to read this excerpt from David Carr‘s about to be published memoir, Night of the Gun. David is a good friend, but even if he wasn’t, Gun is the type of bracingly honest and shockingly well-written book that would make a man jealous if we wasn’t so impressed. Once you start down that wormhole, there’s plenty else to explore, ranging from a rash of press coverage to what is perhaps the best book-related web site I’ve ever seen.

Post Categories: Bad Advertising & Car Salesmen & Wally the Green Monster

Huh. Somehow this makes him seem a lot less intimidating.

June 20th, 2006 → 7:15 pm @

Watch Jonathan Papelbon as he tries to make Red Sox fans forget about the loss of Bronson Arroyo. (Link via Deadspin.)

Alternate headline: So this is how rookies augment their major league minimum-salaries.

Alternate headline #2: Further proof that the only way car salesmen ever get to hang out with ballplayers is to pay them.

Post Categories: Bad Advertising & Bronson Arroyo & Car Salesmen & Jonathan Papelbon