Well, it was more of an e-mail from Jon Paul Buchmeyer -- a sort-of casual, friendly heads-up about his book Alphabet City: My So-Called Sitcom Life. The book tour-slash-traveling party begins, but of course, in Dallas on May 17 with a wingding at the Hotel Palomar. So, then, whatever is the book about? Well, since you asked, writes Jon Paul ...
It's about fancying myself a gay Mary Tyler Moore when I moved to NYC from Dallas in my late 20s. I land a series of publicity jobs that creates madcap storylines including a mishap with Whoopi Goldberg's Oscar, a mistaken identity as Tyra Banks' Turkish boy-toy, and finishing school lessons in the gossipy halls of publishing giant Condé Nast. Along the way, I provide glimpses into the pain and challenges from a childhood growing up in the shadow of my legendary father, Judge Jerry Buchmeyer. But in the end, just like Mary, I discover I'm going to make it after all.
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