Pigeon in a Crosswalk: Tales of Anxiety and Accidental Glamour

Pigeon in a Crosswalk Tales of Anxiety and Accidental Glamour 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

  • Title: Pigeon in a Crosswalk: Tales of Anxiety and Accidental Glamour
  • Author: Jack Gray
  • ISBN: 9781451641363
  • Page: 489
  • Format: ebook
  • 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 aFrom 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.

    • [PDF] Download ✓ Pigeon in a Crosswalk: Tales of Anxiety and Accidental Glamour | by ✓ Jack Gray
      489 Jack Gray
    • thumbnail Title: [PDF] Download ✓ Pigeon in a Crosswalk: Tales of Anxiety and Accidental Glamour | by ✓ Jack Gray
      Posted by:Jack Gray
      Published :2019-01-03T03:03:59+00:00

    1 thought on “Pigeon in a Crosswalk: Tales of Anxiety and Accidental Glamour”

    1. Well, since you asked, I'll tell you who would like this book. Author Jack Gray is good friends with Kathy Griffin, if that tells you anything other than that he loves impropriety and foul-mouthedness--as truly everyone should. In fact, this is the book KG should have written. I found her Official Book Club Selection pretty disappointing, but Gray's book more than makes up for it. Also, this is what I had hoped Jenny Lawson's Let's Pretend This Never Happened would be: all the humor (and more) w [...]

    2. I'm only 30 pages in and already in hysterics. I had to stop reading at the doctor's office while I was on the fetal monitor because I was laughing so hard. This will not disappoint!I always love when people say they read a book in one sitting - I do not see how that is possible. However, I will say I read this book in a day. Lots of laughing out loud. Anyone who knows me that I deeply love Anderson Cooper so that might be part of the appeal for me. But I think Jack Gray has an original voice an [...]

    3. I was lucky enough to be at the Anderson Cooper show when Jack Gray was a guest talking about his book. I didn't know him or his book but based on how entertaining he and Anderson were on the show, I couldn't wait to check it out. I was not disappointed! I couldn't put it down after I got about 1/2 way through! Funny and very interesting!

    4. I found this book because Kathy Griffin posted a recommendation for it on her Facebook. And I'll pretty much do anything Kathy Griffin tells me to do. After reading it, she was obviously promoting it because the author, Jack Gray, and her are good friends. After reading Kathy Griffin's book, and now this one, I am convinced that I could easily fit into that circle of friends no problem. I like making fun of reality TV. I like eating large quantities of crap. I'm quick witted. And great at making [...]

    5. I LOVED Gray's acerbic wit. It was just what I needed and kept me up laughing in the middle of the night. However, it was not just comedy that kept me reading, the book was heartwarming and well worth reading.

    6. I enjoyed this book very much, but it is one of quite a few books I've read in the past couple of years that is classified as memoir that I think should instead be classified as humor.

    7. Jack Gray is a producer on Anderson Cooper's AC 360 show on CNN, but many people know him from his humorous Twitter account. He has over one million followers, most of whom he says are "scammers or from Malaysia. I'm big in Malaysia."He also writes the 360 blog online and his boss Anderson Cooper and others convinced him that he should write a book. So he did, and the result is the charming, sweet and hilarious Pigeon in a Crosswalk: Tales of Anxiety and Accidental Glamour.Gray calls the book a [...]

    8. Jack Gray is my favorite kind of crazy. Harmless (well, to others - mostly). Funny. In need of a good glass of wine.While that combination turns up in just about every newsroom I've worked in, none of my friendly coworkers are Jack Gray. And that's not just because they don't have Anderson Cooper's number in their phones.Jack's book is a nice combination of family tales and office happenings - the kind that make people think the news business is SO glamorous and exciting even though it's rarely [...]

    9. I won this book in a First Reads giveaway.1.5 starsHonestly, I wanted to like this book I did. The assistant to Anderson Cooper writes a memoir of his incidents in the work place. I got 60 pages in. I had to stop. The author is trying so hard to be funny, it's embarrassing. Like that awkward guy at the party laughing really hard at everything everyone says so that he can be accepted. He just constantly pummels you will corny jokes, some of them directed at other people. The only humor he knows [...]

    10. This one left me kind of cold. Jack Gray is a decent writer without much to write about. I realize my memoir would be about a third as interesting as his, but I shouldn't write one either. And after a few celebrity encounters, you stop feeling excited for Jack. "Oh and then Rosie O'Donnell stopped by, and she was nice, and also one time I was hanging out with my dear friendNia Vardalos when Jewel the singer brought a cake to Thanksgiving. And did I mention my Twitter feud with Star Jones?" Of co [...]

    11. I won this in a giveaway.Jack Gray is a producer for CNN, not that I knew that when I entered the contest to win the book. No, what got my attention is the fact that these were short, humourous stories about 'anxiety and accidental glamour.'Gray doesn't seem to know how he has come so far, and portrays that part of his life (as well as his dog-owner side and random family tidbits) in a comedic fashion. The people he knows and is friends with, such as Kathy Griffin, are people who I don't find f [...]

    12. I had no idea who Jack Gray was going into this book, but I am a fan of Anderson Cooper's fake blue eyes. I was expecting this book to be a great bedtime read in that I would read a chapter or two each night and not have to worry about remembering what happened in the previous chapter the next time I picked up the book. This works in theory, but I got so sucked in by Gray's witty humor that I finished the entire book in two nights. I laughed throughout every single chapter and "This Doesn't Chan [...]

    13. I won a copy of this book on First Reads. The title intrigued me. I found it a fun, interesting, and humorous summer read. The author, Jack Gray, pokes fun at himself, others, and tells stories about his life as producer of Anderson Cooper's 360 on CNN.Who knew this book would have tales of encounters with famous people, parties, and events.Jack also shares his growing up years, in quirky terms,as well as, "coming out" to his parents. A nice warm touch in his story. I'd recommend reading this. A [...]

    14. Pigeon in a Crosswalk is a brisk, humorous read that is perhaps most enjoyed by people who live/lived in NYC and have experienced the thrills and frustrations of live television. I was touched by the matter-of-fact detailing of his bouts of depression mixed with his whirlwind celebrity stories. You learn in the notes that part of the book first appeared as blogs and it feels that way sometimes. Overall, though, I was glad I paused from my usually murder mysteries and WWII biographies to read thi [...]

    15. What a fun read. Very funny stories about family, CNN personalities, and other assorted celebrities. Interwoven among all these gems is the story of a young man's struggle with himself, his family and forging a life for himself in New York City. The book left me wanting more. Let's hope that Jack Gray continues writing. He has a real gift for satire.I recommend this book to anyone who wants to while away the day laughing out loud and recognizing the common and very funny things that make us all [...]

    16. Laughed out loud several times Jack Gray's wit and charm can put a smile on your face.His style is an exact mirror of Sedaris and Burroughs, and since I am a fan of theirs, this was not hard to like. I do wish there wasn't so much name dropping. Some of the essays seemed built around a one-liner or a catty remark. He is for sure funny, but I hope if he is published again, he cleans up some of the fame whoring and writes more essays that don't involve pop culture. Also, he ended some of the essay [...]

    17. When I first saw this book I didn’t know who the author was, but the title grabbed my attention so I decided to read it. I’m so glad I did!!This book is full of stories from Jack Gray’s life, from when he was a child through his adulthood. I love the stories about his family, the time he spent working on Anderson Cooper’s show and all the celebrities he’s met and is friends with.I can’t remember the last time I laughed out loud so much while reading a book. This will definitely be on [...]

    18. I loved this book. I needed a laugh out loud book and this didn't disappoint. I knew it would be funny because of following Jack on twitter. His love of Sammy touched my heart. I think we all have a family or family member as Jack. You gotta love em! I've been reading parts out loud to my daughter and she now wants to read it. I do hope Jack writes another book. This world needs a laugh right about now! Somehow all my books disappeared when I logged in today. This isn't the only book I have read [...]

    19. OK ok, before you all get up in my face for the 1 star hear me out. It's funny! He's funny! I found myself laughing out loud!But I just couldn't get into it. I came to a point where I just didn't care about this book at all. I didn't care about his "wacky stories" with Anderson Cooper. I just couldn't bring myself to finish. Granted, I really had no idea who Jack Gray is until I had to read this book for a bookclub. So unless you follow his blog, or watch Anderson Cooper, you might be put off.

    20. Thank you, Jack Gray, for the peek into your news-producing-Olive-Garden-breadsticks-donuts-with-Kathy-love-for-Sammy-and-Anderson-name-dropping life! After reading your wonderful book, I'm left with the afterglow of a good slumber party: time spent with warm, funny friends laughing all night, baring your soul at times and getting encouragement, wisecracks, and donuts in return. This book ended far too quickly for me.

    21. I didn't discover this book through Kathy Griffin (although it is evident they are BFFs) but through Gray's boss Anderson Cooper and boy am I glad I did. Gray is a media success story worth sharing and his one-liners about himself and his peers were absolutely hilarious. I couldn't put this book down and I really didn't want it to end! I really hope Gray writes another book again in the future. I'd be the first one to pick it up!

    22. I saw Jack Gray on Anderson Cooper which makes sense as Gray was a producer on Anderson Cooper 360 and loved his sense of humor. I wasn't disappointed by the book. He writes similarly in style to David Sedaris so if you find Mr. Sedaris' sardonic humor appealing you'll feel right at home in this book. My favorite line of the book? "Turns out my favorite pose in yoga class is called Leaving Yoga Class".(p. 73) A man after my own heart!

    23. Entertaining--Gray has some very funny phrases and commentary. Some of his comments on his dogs, family, and Twitter were spot-on and hilarious to read. I burst out laughing on several occasions! I think I would have enjoyed this more if I actually cared about TV and knew who the people he referenced were.

    24. Fell in love with Jack's witty prose way back when he began writing for the Anderson Cooper 360 blog. Knew then we'd all be saying "I knew him when." Laugh out loud funny read with great warmth and realism. Jack's charm ad sense of humor translates and even more, resonates. Highly recommend this book.

    25. Low-level CNN producer with extremely mild and once removed stories to tell, largely of brief celebrity encounter. Like how he ALMOST unzipped his fly on the way to the men's room and was ALMOST seen by Maria Schreiver. Don't know how this got a publisher beyond the author himself.

    26. This book is laugh-out-loud funny, poignant, and a great read. Mr. Gray has high-profile friends, but doesn't brag about it. His stories are interesting, you feel empathetic towards him, and he's definitely relatable.

    27. Quick and hilarious read. Hope Jack Gray decides to come out with many more collections of gloriously delightful and hilariously written essays. If you like David Sedaris, Amy Schumer, or self deprecating humor, this is your book.

    28. Oh. My. Goodness. This book is so funny. I laughed SO hard. This young man has certainly 'paid his dues'. Nothing more or less than many of us, really, but the way his days are described is simply hilarious!

    29. Pigeon in a Crosswalk managed to make me laugh numerous times! Although the humor did occasionally feel forced, I feel like I personally know Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin. Kathy and Jack seem like a fun crowd. All in all, an easy read that's bound to make you smile.

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *