I spent five weeks this summer in a surreal dream. In Hartford of all places.
I watched Dana Smith-Croll, a Yale-trained actress, play me! I watched Emmy-winning actress Marilyn Sokol play my mother! Internet star George Salazar played my father! (Among other parts.)
Here's how I got to Hartford.
My very first signing of my book, "The Raging Skillet — The True Life Story of Chef Rossi," was in New York. It was at a huge convention with thousands of writers, editors, publishers and readers. I put out trays of peanut butter and bacon sandwiches to draw a crowd. It worked. Powerful stuff, that bacon, but oy, my mother would not have approved. A line formed. Down...