Wednesday Night’s Trip to Borders was Pretty Cool

I’ve waited 22 years for this fanboy photo.

Thanks to my friend Don for snapping this.

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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet has two passions: writing fiction, and celebrating art — music, cinema, photography, literature — through writing and teaching. He is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” — Through a Screen Darkly. And his four-novel fantasy series, The Auralia Thread, which begins with Auralia's Colors, was published by Random House. He speaks at universities and conferences around the world about understanding art through eyes of faith. He is earning his MFA in Creative Writing at Seattle Pacific University, where he has worked for 11 years as an editor, writer, and communications project manager. His work has been recognized in The New Yorker, TIME, The Seattle Times, IMAGE, Ravi Zacharias International — and Christianity Today, where he served as a film journalist for more than a decade. He recently began a weekly column called "Listening Closer" for Christ and Pop Culture.

  • petertchattaway

    Re: “Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be.” For what it’s worth, the line isn’t original to Sam; it is at least as old as the title of Simone Signoret’s autobiography, published in the 1970s, and a quick bit of Googling reveals it has also been attributed to Peter De Vries, who lived between 1910 and 1993.

  • Jeffrey Overstreet

    Stephen, that song, “Taking Pictures,” was originally on “Fan Dance,” and I actually prefer the version on that album to the new “bonus” version. You should check that out. It’s a great album, and yes, that’s one of her best songs.

  • Stephen Lamb

    Awesome. I swear, the more I listen to her new album, the better it gets. And I’ve listened to it a lot.

    Favorite lyric of the year: “Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be.”

  • cptcasualt

    Jeffrey, you might remember that I first met you on the Samposts email list. After the many years that I’ve been living vicariously through your blog I’m wondering how it’s ever going to get better than this.

  • criesoftheheart

    Woo hoo! Congrats on the long-awaited pic.
    I actually have a few pictures somewhere of me and some girl named Leslie Phillips when she opened for us in the late ’80s. I should probably find them and destroy them.

  • wngl

    That’s a great picture! Pre- or post-hug?