If anybody should be a guest on a show radio talk show called Marketplace: The Art of Money, it's James Patterson. The guy's printed more money than the secretary of the Treasury.
Not that the Palm Beach rez thinks he's all that. When Kai Ryssdal, host of the NPR show, asked Patterson -- who was the guest on Monday's show -- about his celebrity status, Patterson shrugged it off.
"I'm comfortable in my own skin," he said, "but I'm not impressed with myself ... I think it's crazy that people get big heads about themselves. I don't get it."
So life in Palm Beach, epicenter of Self-Important Universe, must be one head-scratching moment after another, no?
"One of my jokes about Palm Beach, I call it 'the city of used- to-be's.' I used to be the president of, I used to be the chairman of, I used to be the spouse of."
Patterson had two -- count 'em -- books published on June 24, Second Honeymoon and Middle School: How I Survived Bullies, Broccoli and Snake Hill.
Which, when you think about it, will make him a used-to-be, as in "I'm even richer than I used to be."
Take a listen at http://ow.ly/mDK7D.
Movie moguls -- Speaking of riches, future box-office boffo Jack McAllister's latest project, the SAG/AFTRA film Nantucket Sounds, begins filming on the foggy island -- where Jack's parents, John and Carol Stiegelmeier, have a summer home -- later this month.
The film is a coming-of-age, summer love story centered around Jack Worthington (played by Jack McAllister), the son of a prominent Boston attorney who has just graduated from college. Jack is spending his last carefree summer on Nantucket and has a big job waiting for him at a firm owned by the father of his loving and very wealthy fiancee, Mika VanAdler (played by Alexandra Kopko) after their end-of-summer wedding. But then, Jack meets Erin, a beautiful and beguiling musician. And we all know what happens when you throw one of those artsy chicks into the mix.
Nantucket natives Andrew Cromartie and Gillian Page, DBA Raucous Bacchus Productions, are producing the feature-length film, and hoping for a boost from the Kickstarter Crowdfunding Campaign they launched on June 14.
Still a few days left in the campaign for you cinephiles who need an excuse to visit ACK this summer, drink a $14 beer at The Club Car, and talk smack. ("I'm here on business; I'm checking on my investment in a major motion picture.") See www.kickstarter.com.
Heard -- that one of the television shows proposed for the new fall lineup is CSI: Foxboro.
OK, not really.
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