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Parade Interview, People Magazine, and Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

Howdy folks, I have a couple of quick things to share with you today,

1. Yesterday the interview Janette and I did for Parade posted on their homepage. You can watch it here to see who will play me in the movie. I seriously had no idea they were filming it, which probably helped. I knew there was a camera there, but I thought it was audio only for soundbites.

2. The book got a brief but very positive review in People Magazine, which just hit stands. It’s about time I started sharing magazine space with the Kardashians.

Here’s a scan of the page: 



3. Read Life After Life by Kate Atkinson, who is currently my favorite author (always after Mark Twain, always). This book is trippy business in the best way.

4. I’m trying to work Bon Jovi lyrics into all of my interviews. Please post some lyrics you’d like to hear on the air in the comments.

The end!



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  • Michelle May 15, 2013, 2:50 pm

    #4 is dangerous. My first instinct is to tell you to use, “While my mistress she calls me to stand in the spotlight again,” or something else just as absurd.

  • Jennifer May 15, 2013, 5:17 pm

    Congrats on the People review, sweet! I really liked Life After Life. I was afraid I would find it gimmicky but it wasn’t at all. Good luck with the Bon Jovi lyrics, lol, I’ll be hoping to hear you give love a bad name 😉

    • Josh Hanagarne May 15, 2013, 5:54 pm

      It’s not too hard. I’ve already been able to use, “You live for the fight when it’s all that you’ve got.”

  • Monika May 15, 2013, 11:20 pm

    Oooh #4 – “You were living in another world, trying to get your message through.” (ooooold school Bon Jovi!)

  • Jon May 16, 2013, 7:42 am

    “Gina works the diner all day. Working for her man, she brings home her pay.”

    • Josh Hanagarne May 16, 2013, 7:49 am

      Now you’re talking. This will take some great cunning.

  • Jack M May 16, 2013, 8:47 am

    I’m a snob. I much prefer Mark Twain quotes.

    “I did not attend the funeral, but I sent a nice note saying I approved of it.”

    “He had no enemies but was greatly despised by all his friends.”

    • Josh Hanagarne May 16, 2013, 9:05 am

      Me too. It’s just not as challenging. Twain applies to just about any situation.

  • Ann B May 16, 2013, 1:07 pm

    Love your choice of an actor to play you in the movies!

  • Tonja May 17, 2013, 12:29 am

    I’m a cowboy, on steal horse I ride….

  • Tonja May 17, 2013, 12:30 am

    let’s make that steel…to show your true grit!

  • Howard Jackman May 17, 2013, 10:47 am

    Hi Josh!

    I just wanted to drop by and say what a pleasure it was to listen to your interview on Radio West yesterday, I thought you were extremely engaging and funny as you and Doug worked through the various aspects of your life and the book. I also wanted to thank you for being so open and honest about Tourette’s and for letting us hear some of its effects during the interview as so many people are under the wrong impression of what it’s actually like. For the last few years my wife and I have noticed our little girl develop tics that she wasn’t aware of, in fact the excerpt you read of that moment after the school play with your parents was so similar to our family I had to laugh out loud. It seems to be a very mild case and just learning what it is and that she can still live a perfectly happy life with it has eased our minds immensely. I hope that your book and interviews and talks will help others as knowledge seems to be a better cure than anything modern medicine has been able to come up with.
    Good luck in all your endeavours, I can’t wait to read your book and hope to be able to hear you at the King’s English book store on the 30th, if not I just might drop by at the Library to say Thanks!

    • Josh Hanagarne May 17, 2013, 11:03 am

      Thanks Howard, please do come say hi, wherever and whenever you can.

  • Beth Kern June 24, 2013, 10:21 pm

    A few weeks ago I downloaded the most recent People Magazine onto my iPad, as I do almost every Saturday morning. I anxiously got to my favorite part of the issue….the book reviews. Mind you, I was sitting in my recliner in Accra, Ghana where my husband is employed with Newmont. I read the review of your book and then gasped. My husband looked at me and said, “What?” I pointed to the review and told him, “I think I actually know this author!” I downloaded the book, and can’t say enough about how much I liked it. I am recommending to everyone I know, many of whom live in Elko, NV, which is also where our permanent home remains. I was a secretary at Spring Creek High School during the years you attended. I knew your mom as one of the “lunch mommies.” It was great to learn more about what an awesome mother she was (is). Congratulations on your debut!! Can’t wait to read more!

    • Josh Hanagarne June 25, 2013, 8:01 am

      Hi Beth! I’ve gotten so many messages like this from Elko folks. My mom will get a big kick out of this.

      Thanks so much for writing.