We celebrate John Hughes and others this week with author Kevin Smokler, who joins Larry to talk about his book Brat Pack America: A Love Letter to ’80s Teen Movies. Join Larry and Kevin as they touch on innovative book-tour strategies, finding your audience, re-reading the classics and respecting pop culture while name-dropping Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, The Breakfast Club, Valley Girl and many others.
10:12: Thinking outside the norm about promotions and touring.
20:28: Why it’s valuable to treat “mundane” art with respect.
27:36: Mis-reading Catcher in the Rye and asking how culture ages.
39:40: Generating and following ideas for new projects.
49:20: Pursuing new projects that may not be books.