Cheech, ‘Burn Notice,’ Loh: smoking book news


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Tommy Chong, author of ‘Cheech & Chong: The Unauthorized Biography,’ visited Barnes & Noble at the Santa Monica Promenade on Friday. Despite his occasional frustrations with Cheech’s turn to seriousness, he promises that the comedy duo’s reunion tour is on.

Gawker discovered Tod Goldberg’s piece on writing the tie-in books for the TV show ‘Burn Notice’; as is often the case with Gawker, the comments are the real treat. ‘Since I wrote all that fanfic, Veronica Mars has put out an imaginary restraining order on me,’ countered with, ‘What a weird coincidence. Veronica Mars has imaginarily restrained me on numerous occasions,’ and so on.


Did you notice that our review of Sandra Tsing Loh’s ‘Mother on Fire’ book included the phrase ‘cunning linguist’? If so, you’re right in step with more than 100 Patterico commentors.

— Carolyn Kellogg

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