I really appreciate Peggy Truong mentioning The Gilmore Girls Companion in her “17 Insane Facts…” piece for Cosmopolitan.com yesterday – so cool! Naturally this makes me even more psyched for the Netflix return 🙂
On Dec. 31st it will be one full year since we lost our Richard Gilmore, Ed Herrmann. I didn’t learn about his passing until the following week, and decided then to share the full text of the interview I conducted with him for the book in PDF form. If you didn’t get a chance to read it, here’s the download link again.
One of the things I’ll never forget from our chat was his passion for old time radio, from Jack Benny to the later team of Bob & Ray. We could’ve easily blown three or four hours reliving our favorite moments from that golden age. In many ways, Mr. Herrmann continued the professionalism and attention to detail of radio into the television and film worlds of today.
Funny thing: Growing up in Washington DC, I listened to a long-running weekly radio show the reran many of those classic shows. The program was called “The Big Broadcast” and was hosted by a former old time radio star, Ed Walker. Even when I later grew up and moved all over the U.S., my wife and I continued to listen to him via the Web. Sadly, he passed away at the end of October, actually recording his very last episode in the hospital – he had been hosting the show for 25 years!
If there is an epilogue to this dream we call life, I’d like to think that Ed Herrmann and Ed Walker are sitting around now swapping stories about the radio programs of yesteryear… I count myself very fortunate to have interviewed them both.
Peace to two gentlemen who proved the old adage that two Eds are better than one…
OK, this TOTALLY justifies the already-justified Netflix bill! http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/gilmore-girls-revival-series-works-833108
Hi all. Just wanted to say that my wife and I (and two @#!$! cats) moved cross country from North Carolina to Arizona several days ago, so things have been pretty crazy. Now that we’ve gotten a great deal unpacked and Internet access again, I’ll be returning to the land of the living (online, anyway).
Many thanks for your patience and your kind emails during this time. I’ve tried to answer them all in the various hotels we’ve stayed at when possible, but do hit me up again at asberman813 (at) gmail.com if I missed your message.
All the best,
Thanks go to Zoran and Cira from the book’s Facebook page for pointing out today that The Gilmore Girls Companion finally has a listing on the Amazon.de site for Germany.
A quick peek also confirmed that it’s now on the UK and Canada sites, too. Unfortunately, it looks like none of these have received their books yet. Still, if they’re putting up pages now, it should only be a matter of time before they start shipping from these Amazon sites. Here’s what’s up right now:
So we’re still waiting for a listing on Italy’s Amazon site. Whew, what a day — feels like we went ’round the world in just a few minutes.
Update (12/31/10): Thanks to Kaazzaa09 on Twitter for calling our attention to the book’s availability in Australia on Booktopia.com.au.
Now that the dust has cleared (well, become more of a delirious haze, anyway) in the Little Office at the Top of the Stairs, we thought it high time to give the Gilmore faithful a glimpse of what lurks between the covers of The Gilmore Girls Companion.
After nearly three years of research and writing, we couldn’t just toss out a page or two for your inspection because that wouldn’t be any fun. No, we have to make a big deal out of it. Taking a page out of Taylor Doose’s book, we wanted to throw open the doors ala the Stars Hollow History Museum in “To Live and Let Diorama.” And that’s just what we’re gonna do…albeit with a much smaller budget.
Grab your jacket, a cup of Miss Patty’s Founders Day punch, and swing by the Web site on Nov. 27th to see what awaits you. With 480 pages, it’s difficult to show you everything we have in store for you, but it should at least give you some idea of how the book is organized.
See you Saturday 🙂
A couple of days ago, we discovered something about this book that, on the one hand, made us feel better about the length of time it’s taken to put it together. And on the other, it made yours truly come a little unglued. That discovery is that this book isn’t just big, it’s going to be about 500 pages!!
On the plus side, that’s 500 pages of Gilmore Girls goodness; those who read it particularly closely may even be able to pinpoint the exact moment when art director Pamela Norman and I went just the teensiest bit insane.
On the less positive side, that means the publisher has been forced to bump the price up to $34.95 in the U.S., but will be honoring all pre-orders at the original price.
Now we’d best get back to this behemoth; just finishing up final edits on Season 3. And book: no more growing for you!!!