Nice to come home from Paris and be greeted with Channel 2's sweet coverage love of Lisa Hamilton's one woman show based on my memoir, Bald in the Land of Big Hair. Actress Lisa Hamilton did a fantastic job adapting the script, which stays quite faithful to the book. The tour benefits The Rose, Houston's organization that provides breast cancer screening, diagnostics, and access to care for women (regardless of their ability to pay) and offers outreach, support, and education. Check out the Rose calendar to find out how you can get involved.
Earlier this week, Colleen and I went to see "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button", the extraordinary movie based on a short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald. I loved it. Colleen not s'much. (I was sitting there choked in tears at the end of the three hour film, so I only vaguely remember her saying something about "watching paint dry.") I want to see it again, so I'm trying to get the Gare Bear to go with me this weekend, but I won't be surprised if he reacts the same way Colleen did. The movie is long. And odd. It requires patience and a complete suspension of disbelief that modern audiences simply aren't trained for, so you've got to be in the right mood for it. The same is true of the short story, though the story and script have very little in common -- at least superficially. The story is very Fitzgerald (though it's not an example of his best writing, IMHO), and the setting -- Baltimore during the industrial revolution, Spanish Americ