5 (Sun) Light Reading
A day at the beach or the pool isn’t complete without a little reading material.
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
By Stephen King
The master of horror opens up about
his life and near-death experience and,
in the process, offers some valuable
insight to aspiring writers. His memoir
will inspire you, and help you become
a better writer. $10.50. Hardcover
And Here’s the Kicker:
Conversations with 21 Top
Humor Writers on Their Craft
By Mike Sacks
Veteran journalist Sacks provides a
fascinating look into the process of
comedy writing by interviewing this
group of bona fide comedic geniuses
from the world of TV, print and film.
You’ll enjoy personal anecdotes and
insider stories that will give you the
kick you need to write new material.
6 Paw Prints
Ever wondered what’s on your pet’s mind? Walk a mile in his shoes with the Pet’s
Eye View digital camera and find out. Just clip this water-resistant camera to your
furry friend’s collar and set the timer to take snapshots every 1, 5 or 15 minutes.
Internal memory stores up to 40 photos. $49.99. www.thinkgeek.com
The New Comedy Writing,
Step by Step
By Gene Perret
Where do you think the speakers in
the Humor PEG go to hone their craft?
You’ll learn common sense, down-to-earth, put-it-on-paper tips that will help
you tighten up your material. $10.50.
7Solar-Powered Charger Don’t need the full-size solar-pow- ered beach tote, but still want a fully charged phone? This solar-powered charger will keep your cell phone, iPod or camera juiced and ready to go. Purchase through www.chinagrabber.com for $32.99.
This product information was
compiled by Molly Cox,
2009-10 Speaker editorial
advisory board chair.