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Was on Fox 2 Detroit’s morning show! They were very gracious and kind. Thank you to all. Got to talk about House, M.D. and Chasing Zebras. You can watch here:
“”Chasing Zebras: The Unofficial Guide to House, M.D.” is, perhaps, the ultimate fan tribute to the long running Fox network series, starring multiple Emmy nominee Hugh Laurie. Despite the fact that I had never watched an episode of “House,” I found the book to be very interesting, informative and expertly researched. Clearly author Barbara Barnett is a huge fan of the series and putting together this unofficial guide to “House” must have been a labor of love for her.”
Read more: Pop Culture Guy loves Chasing Zebras
Barry Grey at Suite101.com also has some very nice things to say about the book:
The book’s subtitle is equally revealing: The Unofficial Guide to House, M.D. Since it’s not authorized or sanctioned by Fox or the show’s producers, Barnett doesn’t have to compromise her criticism.
”Just because you’re a fan of the show, it doesn’t necessarily mean you love every minute of it,” she told Suite 101 in a telephone interview. “And yes, I tend to look at the episodes through a more ‘glass is half-full’ versus ‘glass is half-empty’ eye. Because I want to like the show. I want the show to succeed. But it doesn’t always.
“I do watch it with an objective eye. And I don’t like all the characters, and I don’t like all the writing and I don’t like all the (medical) cases.”
House, M.D. Inspired By Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes
Barnett has been writing about House on the internet for three years, calling her blogcritics.org column Welcome to the End of the Thought Process: An Introspective Look at House, M.D. (For the record, there are at least three other books available about the series, including the official one, by Ian Jackman and series star Hugh Laurie, although it’s unclear how much Laurie wrote beyond the book’s forward.)
At 429 pages, Barnett’s book is remarkably comprehensive. Early on, she retraces series creator David Shore’s well-known conception of the misanthropic Gregory House and best friend Dr. James Wilson (Robert Sean Leonard) as equivalents of a pair of fictional sleuth-confederates: Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.
Read more at Suite101: TV’s House Studied With Surgical Precision in Blogger’s New Book http://www.suite101.com/content/tvs-house-studied-with-surgical-precision-in-bloggers-new-book-a311820#ixzz163T72z5N
Busy, Busy Week for Chasing Zebras publicity.
This past week I did an interview with the Wheeling, Illinois Journal and Topics (for all you Northwest Suburbs of Chicago guys).
Monday: I’ll be appearing on the FoxChicago Morning Show in the 8:50 segment!!!!! My first live studio interview on TV. We’ll be talking about the book, of course and about House, M.D. (maybe even Monday’s episode)
More interviews: Barry Grey @Studio101.com, NYGossip Gal and an interview with my alumni association magazine from High School. Very, very busy week.
Meet Barbara Barnett
Chasing Zebras: The UNOFFICIAL Guide to House, M.D.
And Co-Executive Editor /TV Columnist of
November 9, 2010
9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. at
Congregation Beth Shalom’s annual holiday boutique
Beth Shalom is located at 3433 Walters Avenue, Northbrook, IL.
House Fans in the north/northwest chicago suburbs:
Join me Thursday night 6:00 PM-9:00 PM at SOMETHINGS BREWING’s “BREW AFTER DARK”
1126 E.Washington in Grayslake.
I’ll be there to talk House and sign books!
In other news, Chasing Zebras is now available in Kindle version from Amazon.com
Of course, the print version is available on Amazon and most online sellers, as well as most traditional bookstores worldwide.
I did an interview this afternoon on CKWR Canadian radio. MsHouseFan was nice enough to record it :). Thanks!