BLOGS

The Telefile

When not busy writing about Big Brother, 24 and a host of other shows for us here at TWoP, M. Giant (aka Jeff Alexander) apparently found a way to use his vast knowledge of television for good instead of evil. He's penned a must-have guide for television junkies called A TV Guide to Life: How I Learned Everything I Needed to Know from Watching Television. It is in stores now (and available at amazon.com) and if you enjoy his recaps, you'll love his thoughts on life via the boob tube.

Jeff's broken down the wild world of television into easy to digest (and snarky ... though that should go without saying) chapters on how his life's milestones have been chronicled on TV. He even uses footnotes (classy!), but don't be scared that this is all highbrow or intellectual, this is fun summer reading where the footnotes are more personal asides and just as entertaining as the rest of the book. (Note: We may be a little biased since he works for us, but we're so proud of him we just can't help it!).

SPOILER ALERT: OK, more of a teaser alert, but here are some of the insights you can look forward to when you buy the book (which is available now, if we haven't mentioned that already). Jeff delves into how romantic workplace relationships can not only be damaging to TV shows but also to careers and film franchises, and has some sage tips on determining if you are the oddball among your group of friends (and advice on what to do if you are the Phoebe). Oh, and my favorite part, how to know when you are being lied to. Valuable information, and so very, very true.

So go ahead, peel yourself away from the TV and internet for a minute and grab a copy to support our own M. Giant. It is the least we can all do since he willingly rots his brain for months at a time doggedly writing about Big Brother for the amusement of you, our loyal readers.

Comments

SHARE THE SNARK

X

Get the most of your experience.
Share the Snark!

See content relevant to you based on what your friends are reading and watching.

Share your activity with your friends to Facebook's News Feed, Timeline and Ticker.

Stay in Control: Delete any item from your activity that you choose not to share.

MOST RECENT POSTS

BLOG ARCHIVES

The Telefile

March 2014

25 ENTRIES

February 2014

24 ENTRIES

January 2014

43 ENTRIES

December 2013

15 ENTRIES

November 2013

28 ENTRIES

October 2013

40 ENTRIES

September 2013

37 ENTRIES

August 2013

16 ENTRIES

July 2013

15 ENTRIES

June 2013

26 ENTRIES

May 2013

38 ENTRIES

April 2013

43 ENTRIES

March 2013

35 ENTRIES

February 2013

58 ENTRIES

January 2013

62 ENTRIES

December 2012

48 ENTRIES

November 2012

62 ENTRIES

October 2012

107 ENTRIES

September 2012

103 ENTRIES

August 2012

103 ENTRIES

July 2012

78 ENTRIES

June 2012

88 ENTRIES

May 2012

101 ENTRIES

April 2012

108 ENTRIES

March 2012

103 ENTRIES

February 2012

93 ENTRIES

January 2012

113 ENTRIES

The Latest Activity On TwOP