Was surprised tonight to see Memorial Park in town where I live, Nyack, N.Y. (just up the Hudson from NYC) show up in the debut of new HBO series "The Leftovers." I thought I caught a glimpse of it early on when the police chief drives by but then it's the setting later for the climax--when the town's marking of the third anniversary of when so many mysteriously disappeared from the earth turned bloody. The baseball field you see is where so much of my memoir "Joy in Mudville" was set--with games when I was coaching my son in Little League. Good times. Almost bloodshed then, as well!
is author of a dozen books (click on covers at right), including the new "THE TUNNELS: Escapes Under the Berlin Wall and the Historic Films the JFK White House Tried to Kill." He was the longtime editor of Editor & Publisher. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Twitter: @GregMitch