I've been pimping for the Museum of Science's "Let's Talk About Food" festival because I think it's going to be terrific: It's at a great spot on the Charles, with tons of exhibitors, dollops of foodie celebrity, meaningful discussion on issues that matter to everyone, and even a brilliantly conceived "food-truck food court." Oh, and it's free.
Fat Boy Thin Man
I had a great time talking about "Fat Boy Thin Man" with Jimmy Moore, the creator and host of "Livin' La Vida Low-Carb Show," who has a wide following and a winning manner. The audio is here.
I did a 30-minute segment last night with the hosts of "The Attitude Shift" program on Blog Talk Radio.
You may remember that a couple of weeks ago, I published an interview I did with Zack Jordan, whom I met when he reached out to me on Facebook after reading my book. He told me he was a "gay gainer," someone who tries to gain mondo weight because he thinks it would fulfill him.
This morning, I got this from him, which I'm sharing with his permission:
I point you toward dullsubjects.com, where proprietor Scott Davis has filed the first part of his "Confessions of a compulsive eater." This excerpt should tell you that he and I are of an ilk:
I am the guest of a longtime former colleague, Stan Simpson, on his WTIC-TV interview show on Saturday, but we taped the show Wednesday evening and video is already posted online. This links only to the first of three segments, but the other links appear just below the video window.
It was fabulous to spend time with Stan, as well as to say hello to several pals in the adjoining Hartford Courant newsroom. I was at the Courant from '84 to '93, and it was, in many ways, the best place I ever worked.
Turns out my hour with Emily Rooney yesterday was only about 20 minutes, which was always the plan but which I had not fully perceived.
No matter, it was great to be there, a great opportunity and a pleasing conversation. Here's a link to the segment.
I was Emily Rooney's guest on "Greater Boston" on Tuesday night. It was a nice thrill, since Georgie and I have been fans of her show, especially the Friday "Beat the Press" segment.
So yeah, it's a big time for us. Not only did UConn win (I was a Nutmegger for 9 years), but it was our 7th wedding anniversary yesterday!
But yes, I'm also referring to the above story, which ran last night on ABC's "World News Tonight." It came together quickly; I saw the producer's e-mail about 2:10, and I had arrived back home for perhaps 10 minutes when the videographer arrived, 20 minutes early, at 3:25.
Here's the link to the story about me on "Chronicle" the other night.
Please note: They tacked on a continuation of their reporter's dream to be a soap opera actress onto the end of the video, but I'm pretty sure the "Fat Boy Thin Man" content stops at about 3 minutes.