One of the undisputed masters of the memoir, David Sedaris has built a rabid following by talking about himself - which sounds odd to some people, but is generally the recipe for the best humor. We're suckers for funny first-person stories.
This isn't a novel, nor is it a collection of short stories; it's an escape through the mind of an award-winning humorist. Sedaris is best known for the pieces he has contributed to Esquire and The New Yorker, as well as stints on NPR.
But it's the books that have cemented his fame. The Dom and Jane Book Club has featured a couple of his other titles over the years (Me Talk Pretty One Day is perhaps the most popular), and it's natural for people to compare them to each other. When you're as good as Sedaris, that can be tough, because the bar has been set high.
Tales such as "Solution to Saturday's Puzzle" will resonate with frequent air travelers, while "The Smoking Section" is sure to get nods from anyone who has tried to quit smoking.
Please be aware that language and adult issues/situations will not appeal to everyone. But Sedaris has a way of eliciting a chuckle or two - or outright guffaw - from most of us.
When You Are Engulfed in Flames is available for 20% off at all three locations of The Tattered Cover Book Store. Just let them know you're there with The Dom and Jane Book Club to snag the discount.
If you look at Vanilla Ice early in his career, the similarites with Justin Bieber are striking. Rude behaviour, run-ins with the law and substance abuse. A much older and wiser Ice, or as he's commonly refered to now, Robert Van Winkle, offers his thoughts on the Biebs.
Ice plays the Grizzly Rose Friday night at 10 p.m.
As a former theatre geek, I appreciate a good costume.
And I love animals. Four-legged fur babies. Cuddly critters.
Now that it's October, I will blend two of my favorite things, and the outcome will hopefully put a smile on your face.
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you 31 days of pets dressed up for Halloween.
Have a great month.
I am loud and proud about my love of all things Motown and soul. When I read the headline that Aretha Franklin, the Queen, the Divine, Simply the Best, has a new record coming out, happiness stirred inside of me.
As I scrolled through some pictures of the fashion shows during Milan's Fashion Week, I was shocked and amazed at the footwear. The looks took me back to the 90s. And if you have listened to The Dom and Jane Show for even 4 minutes, you will know that I am quite fond of all things shoes AND all things 90s. (Cue the opening credits to the original 90210.)
So, just for funsies, I have put together a little shoe quiz. Which looks are cutting edge fashion from Milan, and which are straight out of a Spice Girl's closet from the 90s?
Good luck! May the feet be with you...