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ali, I read so many books all the time, not having t.v., that I'm swamped w/ ideas for a book club, seems like I  read three books a day, sometimes! I was an English major and can't read something that isn't well-written. One book by Ann Tyler, one in particular from a few years back, I already suggested would be a interesting movie starring Jeff, can't recall its title right now but I'll go look it up and provide it later. Oh yeah I can: "Noah's Compass" by Tyler.  "The Great Alone"  set mainly in Alaska, by Kristin Hannah, is a very good recent read. So I went and read some others by her. I just discovered Emily Giffin, and checked out several by her. I  Look forward to devouring them. She's fairly prolific. Ruth Rendell has penned a lot of truly chilling diabolical highly imaginative thrillers, have read some of hers. She's British. Lianne Moriarty, an Aussie, has written some scintillating novels. I fancy Margaret Atwood's early stuff over her later ouvre. Such as "Lady Oracle." I was electrified by "The Goldfinch" by Donna Tartt, which won the Pulitizer Prize. It's amazing. A movie is being made of it now, but it won't hold a candle to the book. I still want to see it. "The Immortalists" by Chloe Benjamin, a recent bestseller, is a jaw dropper and boasts great writing. It seems I often favor tomes by female authors. "The Female Persuasion" by Meg Wolitzer is good and I've read most of her others, entertaining and also cerebral. Curtis Sittenfeld updated "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen into a charming contemporary story. I've liked her other novels as well.  I'll be pondering some that I think would make good movie vehicles for Jeff Bridges.
Love your vivid anecdote, Martine, no wonder you remember that quite acutely ! Were you scared to drive for awhile, after your crash?

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I thought of a quip for Garcia: "The Old Bore and the She." LOL. With him as the old bore. But ali is right, his was absolutely not among the worst misogynistic things I've heard. It just rubbed me the wrong way when I read it. 
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"more sinned against than sinning"--shall be on my tombstone

"Transpersonal psychology--transcend the self, to abolish and avoid pain...what is the self, anyway?"--Pinkie
"Queen of Pain, I'll Always be Queen of Pain" (laughs)with apologies to Sting
"Yes it's over now, drink your big black cow, and get outa here"--Steely Dan
"I'm just a girl, they think I'm some kind of freak"--Gwen Stefani
"You can beat us with wires, you can beat us with chains;
You can make all your rules but you can't outrun the history train...I seen a glorious day"--Paul Simon
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The only Andy Garcia flick I recall seeing, and it's an obscure one, featured him playing a male prostitute with Mick Jagger as his boss ! Garcia's character was a writer who somehow fell into the male gigelo "business." Jagger sold himself to Anjelica Houston and tore up the check she gave him, poignantly telling her he loved her, but she just laughed it off. Ouch. Garcia displayed a deadpan stone face throughout. He's what film critic Roger Ebert terms a "cold actor" who doesn't show emotions, or very few, anyway. Ebert also called Ted Danson "a cold actor," but I've always found Danson charming and worthwhile to watch. A big stretch for him, in the midst of playing "Sam" on the beloved sitcom "Cheers," was playing a pedophile who molested his own daughter in a t.v. movie (Glenn Close played his wife), and playing a real-life self-professed psychic medium in a t.v. movie. Made it seem as if he believed in mediums, that a very few are not phonies, and his wife Mary Steenburgen co-starred, did any of y'all see those
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"more sinned against than sinning"--shall be on my tombstone

"Transpersonal psychology--transcend the self, to abolish and avoid pain...what is the self, anyway?"--Pinkie
"Queen of Pain, I'll Always be Queen of Pain" (laughs)with apologies to Sting
"Yes it's over now, drink your big black cow, and get outa here"--Steely Dan
"I'm just a girl, they think I'm some kind of freak"--Gwen Stefani
"You can beat us with wires, you can beat us with chains;
You can make all your rules but you can't outrun the history train...I seen a glorious day"--Paul Simon
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He was in 8 Million Ways to Die with Jeff. I didn't read the comment as offensive - more something they would have said, too. 
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My sister had been upset over a blurb in "Entertainment Weekly" mag that made the snarky statement about the "Book Club" actresses "having to be filmed through Vaseline on the lens" and I too thought that offensive and surprising the mag printed that line, and then Garcia came out with his (to me) verbal faux pas in the same magazine a bit later. So I'd been thinking about the first faux pas when that one appeared. But you're right, his was not all that offensive, I guess (?).
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"more sinned against than sinning"--shall be on my tombstone

"Transpersonal psychology--transcend the self, to abolish and avoid pain...what is the self, anyway?"--Pinkie
"Queen of Pain, I'll Always be Queen of Pain" (laughs)with apologies to Sting
"Yes it's over now, drink your big black cow, and get outa here"--Steely Dan
"I'm just a girl, they think I'm some kind of freak"--Gwen Stefani
"You can beat us with wires, you can beat us with chains;
You can make all your rules but you can't outrun the history train...I seen a glorious day"--Paul Simon
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