Just thought I’d give a plug to 2 books I read over this holiday break…

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Options: The Secret Life of Steve Jobs, a Parody – by Fake Steve Jobs (Daniel Lyons)
I’m a big Steve Jobs and fake Steve Jobs fan. Here’s a taste…

“sometimes i feel like a great chef
who has devoted his entire life
to monastic study of the art of cooking
and gathered the finest ingredients
and built the most advanced kitchen
and prepared the most exquisite meal
so perfect, so delicious, so extraordinary
more astounding than any meal ever created
yet each day i stand in my window
and watch ninety-seven percent of the world
walk past my restaurant
into the mcdonald’s
across the street.”

The second book I read was

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Born Standing Up: A Comic’s Life – by Steve Martin

Steve Martin is always been one of my favorites. It’s a autobiography of his early life doing stand up, and gives great insight to the creative process.

Funny fact, did you know that Steve Martin’s dad was a REALTOR in Orange County? He was actually president of the Newport Beach Association of REALTORS.

He talks about his relationship with his father in an article written for New Yorker magazine in 2002. If you have kids, or your parents are still alive it’s a must read.

Happy New Year everyone!

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