Ms. Stassou was mighty nice. I love how she was genuinely traumatized by the word “sex”. I managed to step on her foot right before we started rolling.
The CBS building is really fascinating. It’s one of the Big Three networks, yet has a completely unpretentious entrance. Real bare bones. And that theme continues even after you pass security: Sean McManus, head of the entire CBS News and CBS Sports divisions, has one of the most un-glamorous looking offices I’ve ever seen. It’s just a door in the middle of a long, featureless hallway. Very egalitarian, even though his salary presumably bests the GDP of Iceland.
As an added bonus I got to walk by the 60 Minutes studio where they shoot the bookends for all their pieces. There’s a lot of history in this place – as well as several Untimely Demise promotional bookmarks. In general the building and the equipment in it made me feel like I’d warped into 1978.
I found the giant CBS eye in the lobby rather intimidating.
Wow. She is like the “anti-Beck” of interviewers.
Bravo, Brian!! That was an excellent interview. You seemed poised and natural. I wish you the best, and I hope this interview helps you to sell more books than you had hoped for!!
I rather sense Ms. Stassou thought you were ‘mighty nice’ too….but then who wouldn’t?
Happy Fathers Day!
Nice job in the interview. I hope the book is doing very well and making you some, and the hip-hop people say, “Bling-bling”. Happy Father’s Day.
Your book is would be a very odd Father’s Day gift. It would be a better gift for one’s sons. Anyway, it’s a good thing Beck taught you how to do a proper interview. And, Happy Father’s Day!
[ Now that Father’s Day is over I agree. It’s the perfect Summer Reading gift. -B. ]
Every time you replied “Thank you for having me” I couldn’t help hearing echoes of John Mayer on the Paul Reddy Show! How did you keep from cracking up?
[ I hadn’t thought of that, but now I’ll probably think of that. – B. ]
I like that you point out if you only wrote the book for your sons, you’d only sell two books.
But wait – what kind of bastard sells his son’s book to him?
I’m calling Ms. Stassou and demanding some kind of rebuttal interview; perhaps from your sons.
When they’re ready.