Stephen Colbert – Lost Days Celebrity of the Day (and Book 4 Update)

Colbert Declares His Love for Lost Days

Fellow Charlestonian Stephen Colbert publicly proclaimed that he loves my book Lost Days.  He even tried to make out with it.  To which I say, “dude, that is gross,” and I would like to proclaim my love for Photoshop.

*BTW – I’m working on Book 4 of the Oz Chronicles for those of you who have been asking and searching.  It is so close to completion.  Hang in there.  I’ve gotten some positive feedback on what I have so far, so I’m hoping you won’t be disappointed.

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Theodore Roosevelt – Lost Days Celebrity of the Day

Just try and take Teddy's favorite book. I dare you.

Teddy once wrote about Bigfoot in his book Wilderness Hunter so it just makes sense that he’s a fan of my Bigfoot tome Lost Days.  Here he’s pictured clutching a copy of the book like someone may come along and steal it at any moment.  I wanted to Photoshop this image, but Teddy himself requested that I use the original image.  Of course, he was carrying a big stick and speaking very softly when he made the request.

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J.J. Abrams, Hayden Panettiere, Ricky Gervais – Lost Days Celebrities of the Day

Gervais almost gets me to lose it during the press conference!

J.J. Abrams calls a press conference to declare his love for Lost Days, and Ricky Gervais tries to get me to crack up during an impassioned plea from Abrams to direct the film version of the book.  No one knows why Hayden Panettiere showed up, and no one was complaining.  You just never know who’s going to show up in a Photoshopped picture at a Hollywood press conference.

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Alec Baldwin – Lost Days Celebrity of the Day

Hey, Alec, you're in my light.

My buddy Alec and me hanging at a book fair talking literature and Photoshop.  Alec insisted on getting his picture taken with his favorite book.  He couldn’t care less if I got in the shot or not.  When I tried to explain to him that without me there would be no book, he reluctantly agreed to let me be in the photo.  He’s such a kidder.  We broke out into a tickle fight right after this picture was taken.  You probably can find the video on Youtube.

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Guillermo del Toro – Lost Days Celebrity of the Day

Guillermo del Toro hugs his favorite book Lost Days.

Upon hearing that Spielberg and Scorsese are fighting over the film rights for Lost Days, Guillermo del Toro proclaims, “Dude, did you see Pan’s Labyrinth?  I could totally rock this book and the entire Oz Chronicles series, too!”  To which I say, “Yes you could, Mr. del Toro.  Yes you could.”

Of course, I said this after spending a few quality minutes playing around with Photoshop.

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Bo Obama – Lost Days Celebrity of the Day

The First Dog and His Favorite Book

Bo Obama is photographed walking the White House grounds with his favorite book Lost Days to promote canine literacy.  When asked why Lost Days was his favorite book, he barked.

What? He’s a dog.  What did you expect?

Next up for Bo?  He’s taking an adult continuing education class in Photoshop?  When asked why, he barked.

We’ve been over this.

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Book Tests Legendary Filmmakers Friendship; Spielberg vs. Scorsese – Lost Days Celebrities of the Day

Spielberg Fights Scorsese For Lost Days Film Rights

Steven Spielberg yanks a copy of Lost Days from Martin Scorsese and playfully declares “The film rights are mine, Marty.”  Scorsese was seen phoning his buddy Francis Ford Coppola immediately following this picture was taken and asking him if he could walk him through the “Making him an offer he can’t refuse” negotiation technique again.

I was asked what I thought about this development, but unfortunately, I was too busy testing the limits of Photoshop, and had no idea this was going on at the time.

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Sarah Jessica Parker – Lost Days Celebrity of the Day

The SJP enjoying her favorite pastime, shopping, while carrying her favorite book, Lost Days!

Hermes handbag, check.  Classic Bruno gloves, check.  Dolce and Gabanna sunglasses, check. Copy of Lost Days by R.W. Ridley, check.  Photoshopped image, check.

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Abraham Lincoln Kept His Favorite Book in His Hat – Lost Days Celebrity of the Day

President Lincoln with General McClellan and his Favorite Book.

This is a rare photo revealing that President Lincoln did actually have something under his hat.  The Great Emancipator sits in a command tent with General George B. McClellan talking about the war, politics and Abe’s favorite book, Lost Days.  You know that this picture has to be real because it was taken way before Photoshop was even invented.

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Alyssa Milano’s Obsession – Lost Days Celebrity of they Day

Allyssa and Her Lost Days Collection

Allyssa Milano has gone overboard with her new favorite book.  Apparently, she so adores Lost Days that she’s decorated a room in her house to look like a Border’s bookstore, and she stands for hours in front of a Lost Days display just holding a copy of the book.  As the author, I am honored by her dedication, and concerned for her mental health.  Don’t get me wrong, I think buying and displaying copies of my book is an excellent hobby, but spending her time learning something like… oh, let’s say… Photoshop would be far more productive.

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