Spending three weeks in Hawaii gave me a chance to catch up on my reading. Here's what I read:
Shell Shocked -- the Howard Kaylan autobiography.
Well-written, candid, and very funny. The lead singer of the Turtles takes you through his remarkable career. "What a life!" and "Why isn't he dead?" are the two statements you'll be making.
Children of the Canyon -- by David Kukoff
A dark but engrossing novel about the kids who grew up in Laurel Canyon during the '70s. Filled with rock stars, drugs, alternative lifestyles, bullshit rhetoric -- back when "family" meant Charles Manson.
Effed Up -- by Russ Woody
A wickedly funny dysfunctional family by one of Hollywood's best comedy writers -- who needs to get in therapy quick.
Deadly Heat -- by Richard Castle
For a TV character, Castle really packs his crime novel with murders, terrorist plots, clues, twists, and sex.
Mad as Hell -- by David Itzkoff
The making of one of the great movies ever, NETWORK. It really gets into the mind of writer Paddy Chayefsky -- worth the price just for that.
Must Kill TV -- by me. 85 reviews (78 real good ones). And the Kindle is only $2.99. Don't wait for the movie.
TOMORROW: My thoughts on THE GOOD WIFE.