Sunday, March 12, 2006


We watched this movie the other night, based on Walter Kirn’s book, and liked it a lot. It’s basically the story of a family, and apparently the book is largely autobiographical – there’s a great, long interview with Kirn (who also writes for the Times magazine) on the DVD that was good food for writing thought. Also he said he got like seventeen rejections for the book, which I always like to hear. Which is not to say I wish that on anyone, only that there’s always hope.

1 comment:

smussyolay said...

i wish i would have read the book instead of seeing the movie. a friend and i rented the dvd, and we were talking through the last 15 minutes? 30? it was unimpressive. i will probably read the book now. i know that doesn't make sense, but often movies just don't do books justice.