So later this morning I’m going to be on a radio show where another guest (not in my segment, I assume) is Rachel Dratch. That’s kind of neat, though not the coolest booking I’ve ever had.
The best was being booked after Stan Lee on the Dennis Miller’s old CNBC show; getting to hang out with Stan the Man in the green room was really awesome.
But the funniest experience I ever had was way back in 2001. I was doing Fox & Friends and found myself in the green room with Henry Kissinger and Jenna, from the first season of Survivor. It was about 6:30 am and I introduced myself to Dr. K (all the while thinking about The Simpsons–”No one must know that I, author of the Paris Peace Accords, have lost my glasses!”) and we chit-chatted for a few minutes. I glanced over at Jenna, sitting on the sofa next to us, looking to be polite and bring her into the conversation. And the look of supreme annoyance on her face made clear to me that she had no idea who Kissinger was and felt a little put out that a genuine celebrity like herself was being forced to listen to some pudgy old man cracking foreign policy jokes first thing the morning.
PS: What to Expect cracked the top 100 on Amazon last night. A Kindle version is coming very shortly but if you haven’t gotten yourself a copy yet, now would be a really good time to do so. And for whatever it’s worth, I highly recommend the hard cover version because an enormous part of the value in the book is in the endnotes, which are easier to take advantage of in dead-tree form.
PPS: Once you read What to Expect, it really would be helpful to post your thoughts over at the Amazon page. Thanks.