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Monday, October 28, 2013

The Best Thing J.J. Abrams Said Last Week

Posted by Erik Henriksen on Mon, Oct 28, 2013 at 11:59 AM

And no, nerds, it wasn't about Star Wars. Settle down.

What books and authors have your three children introduced you to?
Like most bipedal parents, we all discovered Harry Potter together, reading the books aloud to our kids. But one of my favorite children’s authors was introduced to us by our youngest son. When he was in kindergarten he brought home some books by Mo Willems, who has one of the most remarkable comedic voices I’ve ever read. His sense of humanity—of heart and generosity—is staggering. I was so blown away, I got his number from his agent and called him. I was essentially a sycophant, expressing what a deep fan of his I am, how I would love to work together one day. He was quiet on the phone, almost monosyllabic, disinterested. Frankly it was a bit of an odd reaction. It wasn’t until the next day that I discovered that I had, in error, called Mo Williams of the Portland Trail Blazers.

Via the New York Times. The whole interview is worth a read.

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