Saturday, May 02, 2009

There is an entire genre of books about people who give themselves crazy assignments just so they can write a book about doing the crazy thing they wanted to write about (see also: Know It All and Round Ireland With a Fridge). Sometimes these things start as a blog that leads to a book deal, as was the case with Julie & Julia. It's an enjoyable book that my mom recommended, and it's really the kind of book that everybody's mom would recommend. The preview for the movie based on the book based on the blog is also enjoyable. How could a movie with Meryl Streep and Amy Adams and Stanley Tucci not be enjoyable, at the very least? Now is the time to start brainstorming actors who should play me in Chainsaw Calligraphy: The Movie based on the book I haven't written based on the blog I sometimes neglect.