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  • 'I Used to Be Somebody' by Bob Wynn as told to Tom O'Connell & Johanna Miller

    'I Used to Be Somebody' by Bob Wynn as told to Tom O'Connell & Johanna Miller
    This book crossed my desk with a self-deprecating letter in which the 77-year-old author doubted very highly that anyone actually cared about his 40-plus years producing and directing television shows and extravaganzas for NBC, ABC, CBS and PBS. A beautiful air of indifference to his own legacy wafts through much of the book (he's human, after all, and allows himself a bit of record-straightening), setting it apart from so much of the self-mythologizing that poisons ex-executives in any field. This lightness adds to the glamour and the nostalgia for those bad old days with Sammy Davis Jr., Danny Thomas, Bob Hope and many others.
  • 'The Harvard Psychedelic Club' by Don Lattin

    'The Harvard Psychedelic Club' by Don Lattin
    The Patience Stone Atiq Rahimi Translated from the French by Polly McLean Other Press: 160 pp., $16.95 Books have many incarnations. Some come back as plays or movies. If they have questionable karma, they come back as paperback remainders or Saturday...

    Community Commentary: Citizen of the Year honor overwhelming

    Last Thursday was an interesting day. Bill Ficker had called me and invited me to lunch. Was it a surprise? No, actually. Bill and I get together every six to nine months and sit down at the Newport Harbor Yacht Club and discuss events and things...