Bummer! I was to be at the Toronto Film Festival today and tomorrow to support my newest film, “Peace, Love and Misunderstanding,” which co-stars the wonderful Catherine Keener and was directed by Bruce Beresford (” Tender Mercies”, “Driving Miss Daisy,”) but I have been sick with a persistent bug for the last 5 days and had to cancel the trip. The talented newcomer, Lizzie Olsen (younger sister of the Olsen twins), and “Gossip Girl’s'” Chace Crawford are also in this film of love and forgiveness.
Over the weekend a friend sent me this photo of my new book “Prime Time” from the Virgin America terminal at JFK, how cool! Wednesday I was going to be on “The View” to discuss “Prime Time” but had to cancel that as well. The book is a bestseller, I am happy to say and I am getting fantastic feedback from men as well as women. #2 last week on NYT best sellers list (the How To/Self Help section) and #4 yesterday. It has been especially fun doing the enhanced ebook version, using rarely seen home movies and photos. When “My Life So Far” came out almost 6 years ago, ebooks were in their infancy. Now it seems they’re almost as popular as real books.
One thing being sick has afforded me is the down time to watch college football and the U.S. Open. The University of Michigan versus Notre Dame game–the first night game in Michigan’s stadium– was extraordinary. With 3 minutes remaining and Notre Dame up by a considerable lead, I emailed my friend Frank Belatti who is a Notre Dame alum and runs a program there, to congratulate him on his team’s win. No sooner had i hit send, than Michigan scored 3 touchdowns in a row (in the last 3 minutes!!) The amazing Denard Robinson threw the winning pass with 2 seconds to go. Richard is a U of M alum so you can imagine the jubilation.
Yesterday, though, things were glum when Serena Williams lost. We both adore her.