“I’m a writer, but then nobody’s perfect.”
Billy Wilder’s Headstone in Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery, Los Angeles
I’m not recommending this book simply because I am in it (page 235) but because it is a love letter to Baltimore written by the great Raphael Alvarez. Buy it. You won’t be disappointed.
My book of hilarious short stories. Please buy it. I am on welfare. (No I’m not.)
I wrote the Prologue and contributed a yummy recipe. Please buy Joe’s book. He is on welfare. (No he’s not.)
I contributed another yummy dessert recipe. Please buy Joe’s books. If you don’t, he might end up on welfare. (No he won’t.)
Another yummy recipe? Yes indeed. Buy this book. You’ll find out how to make my pizza omelette. Besides I’m getting hungry.
Another yummy recipe? Yep. This time I contributed the recipe for Mamie Eisenhower’s Rigidly Old-Fashioned Swedish Spritzbaaken Cookies. Ike liked ’em. And you know, everybody liked Ike.