Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Welcome to Trailer Park Tuesday, a showcase of new book trailers and, in a few cases, previews of book-related movies.
Highs in the Low Fifties: How I Stumbled through the Joys of Single Living, is "like laughing gas at a car accident." In the trailer, Winik reads what I presume is an excerpt from the book with deadpan delivery, recalling her first failed romance: a pen-pal relationship with the jailed Boston Strangler, Albert DeSalvo. Winik was 9 years old. "Sadly, he never responded to my letters. And then he was murdered in jail." Undeterred, she continued to forge ahead into, as the publisher's blurb tells us, "a series of ill-starred romantic experiences" with "her signature optimism, resilience, and poor judgment." Sometimes poor judgment is the best teacher. I can't wait to learn from and laugh at/with Winik in the pages of Highs in the Low Fifties. I'm hoping the book comes with a free compass.