All Stars

Paperback Writers

As America’s most missed funny columnist Dave Barry put it in his blog, “Sorry about the lack of posting, but this is the Miami Book Fair weekend, and the World Famous But Not In A Good Way Rock Bottom Remainders are in town, so we have been doing a lot of [“drinking” deleted] rehearsing.” The Rock Bottom Remainders is an impromptu band that in the current incarnation is made up of Simpsons creator Matt Groening, comic writer Carl Hiaasen, “Angela’s Ashes” author Frank McCourt, thriller writer Ridley Pearson, “Joy Luck Club” author Amy Tan, and the serial legal thriller writer Scott Turow. Missing were sometime members Stephen King, Maya Angelou, and legendary rock star Al Kooper. Barry’s blog shows pictures of the band, including Turow in a multicolor wig, though there is wisely no audio attached of their set which included a memorable rendition of the Talking Heads hit “Then She Was.”