Mon August 31, 2009
The Dog Ate My Nobel Prize --- But Not My Ability to Come Up with Funny, Off-Beat Book Ideas
By Rich Fisher
Tulsa, Oklahoma – "Jeff Martin made millions. Jeff Martin lost millions. Jeff Martin stopped a Chinese tank at Tiananmen Square. Jeff Martin managed Michael Dukakis's 1988 presidential campaign...." So runs the promo copy on the back cover of the new book, "My Dog Ate My Nobel Prize: The Fabricated Memoirs of Jeff Martin." On our show today, we offer a discussion with this most remarkable individual. Our old pal Jeff Martin is our guess today on StudioTulsa --- the real one, the one who lives and works right here in Tulsa, and who continues to offer the occasional commentary on this very program. As he speaks with our host Rich Fisher about both the creation and reception of his new book --- a funny, off-the-wall satire on the whole bestselling-yet-bogus-memoir phenomenon --- Martin has some solid points to make along the way about trends and themes in American writing. And American bookselling, for that matter.