Thursday, April 20, 2006
Editor Mark Young was kind enough to send me a copy of "The World Alamanc Book of Records," which is now available in stores and on Amazon.com. I researched and wrote nine of its spread-length entries, on some of my favorite things: Broadway musicals, Hollywood boxoffice, and dinosaurs (I'm an eternal youngster on the latter subject). I suppose I broke new ground in tabulating stats on music videos and reality TV, which I can only assume will get crazier in the coming years. The 504-page hardcover volume is amply illustrated with black-and-white photos and reads like potato chips get eaten once you dig in. Work on a second edition has begun. Move over, Guinness--you've got company.