As a result of Tom Nolan's glowing recommendation of It's All One Case in yesterday's The Wall Street Journal, the book is, as of this writing, #1 on three of Amazon's best sellers lists:
I've been remiss in thanking all of you who attended the official It's All One Case book launch at BookCourt back on October 24th. The turnout was great; the store had to bring in more chairs to accommodate everyone who showed up and the book sold out.
Join us to mark the publication of It’s All One Case: The Illustrated Ross Macdonald Archives, published by Fantagraphics.
On Jeopardy! earlier this month, one of the answers was, "In a story of 19th century Wall Street, this title clerk famously replies, 'I would prefer not to.'" The question was, "Who was Bartleby the Scrivener?" That reminded me of Paul Nelson, who in 1982 told the singer/songwriter Greg Copeland: "Sometimes I wish I was like 'Bartleby the Scrivener,' where I just worked away at an office and didn't have to think. Not seriously, but there are times."
This late Christmas surprise just came to my attention. Back in July, The New York Times Sunday Book Review asked SNL graduate and sometime TCM host Bill Hader, "What are the best books you've read about Hollywood?" After listing several indispensable volumes, he said, "And of course all the great biographies and autobiographies: Conversations With Clint, the interviews by Paul Nelson . . ."