Pigeon in a Crosswalk by Jack Gray
Tales of Anxiety and Accidental Glamour

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From television producer Jack Gray comes a generational account of finding one’s way at work, at home, and even across the street.

There are a lot of unforgettable characters in these pages: a loveable if possibly alcoholic dog; a set of grandparents who crush on Alex Trebek and obsess about death; Golden Girls and blue bloods, anchormen and Supreme Court justices; divas and wags—but the best character of all is the author himself. To read Jack Gray’s musings is to enter the company of a young man of titanic wit and talent. As he observes and echoes the fixations and neuroses of his generation and our times, he will make you squirm, guffaw, and ultimately marvel.

About Jack Gray

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Jack Gray is an Emmy Award-winning producer for CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360. Born and raised in Massachusetts, he previously worked as a television producer in New Hampshire and Boston. He lives in New York City with his Labrador retriever, Sammy.
Published February 19, 2013 by Simon & Schuster. 226 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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“If a bird can adapt and succeed in the big, complicated city,” writes Anderson Cooper 360 producer Gray after observing a pigeon cross a busy street, “I can, too.” The author chronicles his career from its early beginnings in small-town New Hampshire, where, armed with a camcorder, he recruited ...

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There are flashes of real wit and campy fun as with this sleepover in Cooper’s summer home: “It involved Kathy [Griffith] trying on Anderson’s boxer shorts, me passing out on the sofa after too much sake with Kelly Ripa, and Anderson, just sitting there, the whole weekend, giggling.” If y...

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When Jack Gray turned down a producing job for Glenn Beck in favor of Anderson Cooper 360°, he was inadvertently deciding what kind of book he'd eventually write.

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