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Posts Tagged ‘Jon Winokur’

James Garner is His Own Worst Critic

Like most actors, James Garner is not particularly fond of a lot of his work. As he tells CBS News ahead of tomorrow’s arrival of his autobiography The Garner Files, he rates only two of his big screen efforts as being excellent.

What is atypical however is the way the 83-year-old actor and co-author Jon Winokur have chosen to convey this information. As New York Post movie critic Lou Lumenick was one of the first to note, Garner has basically gone Leonard Maltin on himself:

This is the first movie star biography I’ve seen where an actor provides capsule reviews of all his movies. Even more unusually, Garner rates all but one of them from zero to five stars. The ones he rates most highly are The Americanization of Emily (1964) and The Notebook (2004) with five stars…

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20 Words That Should Make a Comeback

Heather Carreiro over at Matador Abroad has made a list of 20 obsolete old English words that we should take time out of our busy Twittering schedule to fully enjoy once again.

The list is awesome. Read them all here. They’re the frog’s eyebrows!

Our favorites: Sanguinolency and jollux. Strangely, we associate both with Santa.

Hat tip Jon Winokur @AdvicetoWriters

Some Advice: Follow Advice to Writers

9780307554154.jpgPacific Palisades author Jon Winokur, started collecting quotes about writing when he was a kid. Cheered on by his family and friends he compiled a book published by Random House in 2000. Now there’s an e-book. Perhaps sometime soon a second edition. For now, there’s a personal favorite of ours: @advicetowriters on Twitter. Daily gems from the greats, regular gems and priceless tips:

You should make it hard on yourself to write so you’re easier to read. FRAN LEBOWITZ #writing #writetip

“The key word is ‘encouragement.’ They spur me on too,” Winokur tells FBLA.

Now we encourage you to follow @advicetowriters