A couple of my pals came up with a brilliant idea to cheer me up: watching Wonder Boys, surrounded by pets, after a fantastic meal of cowboy steak and potatoes, and cheap white wine (and one bottle of good french wine to shake things up.)
I was a Chabon fan back when country wasn't cool. I remember buying MYSTERIES OF PITTSBURGH back when they first invented the trade paperback format and thinking Gosh this is so darn *literary*. But you know what - it makes a way better movie. Even with Michael Douglas, who we all hate passionately...every time he whines about his book taking so long to write, we screamed - screamed! - with derisive laughter.