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Friday, February 12, 2010

Joy in Mudville: Catch the Fever!

Some of you may know me more for books on, ahem, rather serious subjects: dirty politics, Hiroshima, capital punishment, and the like (see the gallery over on the left rail here). But I've also written a popular comic memoir about...coaching my son in Little League. It drew wide national attention -- even a column in the NYT about the days I used to softball against Bruce Springsteen -- with USA Today, for example, declaring that the "winning portrait brings home boys of summer and their dads." Publishers Weekly: "Mitchell writes with wit and humanity." And so on. More here.

More importantly, financially: It was optioned for six figures by Universal and Playtone for Tom Hanks. Scripts were written, including one where I was re-located from Nyack, N.Y. to Berkeley, Ca. and got a new career -- as a writer of celeb profiles for People magazine. So you can see: I am a good sport. Anyway: that option has elapsed so the book is now available for a new option. You can contact me at: epic1934@aol.com.

I've been posting here this week on other books that seem suitable for new film interest. You can find those two posts by scrolling down the main page here. Thanks! And play ball!

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