Monday, October 29, 2007

A most interesting dinner party


This doesn't happen very often, but take a look at the authors top six nonfiction bestsellers in the country this week: Jessica Seinfeld, Stephen Colbert, Eric Clapton, Alan Greenspan, Rosie O'Donnell,and Clarence Thomas. What a collection of celebrities! If you can find the one thing (other than their successful books) that connects them, you're smarter than I am. But I'll tell you one thing. I'd love to get the whole batch of them over for dinner some night. Find out what they really think about this and that, although Mrs. Seinfeld might just think, mostly, about nothing, and from what I've seen of it, Rosie has no problem speaking her mind about anyone, any time, including in her new book. Would presidential candidate Colbert seek Justice Thomas's advice on potential court appointments? Would the normally reclusive Messrs. Greenspan and Clapton swap publicity tips?

It would be a meal to remember.

—Jim

1 comment:

UK reader said...

Which makes me start thinking who I'd invite to my living literary legends dinner party... Stephen King, Stephen Fry (not that I'm partial to Stephens or anything), Roald Dahl (if I could have one resurrected guest), Susan Hill (whose new ghost story will be appearing in UK Select Editions soon, I happen to know) and Patricia Highsmith perhaps....