Pill City by Kevin Deutsch

I read the 2017 book from St. Martin’s Press called Pill City: How two honor roll students foiled the Feds and built a drug empire. The author is Kevin Deutsch a criminal justice journalist and author. The book, Pill City, is his account of two high tech teens that used opioids, stolen during the Freddie Gray Riots in Baltimore, to sell using an Uber like app and form a nationwide syndicate. Deutsch worked for the Miami Herald, Daily News, Riverdale Press, Palm Beach Post and Newsday. At the time of this post he has written two books.

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Amy Shira Teitel

Amy Shira Teitel (born in Toronto, lives in Pasadena with her cat Pete Conrad) has had a lifelong passion for spaceflight, her second grade project was on Venus and since then hasn’t stopped accumulating knowledge on the Apollo program and all of Space history.

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I Am C-3PO: The Inside Story by Anthony Daniels

I finished my hardcover book of I Am C-3PO: The Inside Story by Anthony Daniels. He never discusses money, in the book, but his net worth is 8 million dollars that he made in an uncomfortable android costume making 9 major Star Wars films and voicing the character in countless other cartoons and shows. This book covers the British stage actors long career as the lovable C-3PO. In his own words he tells, fun behind the scenes stories from the movies, TV shows and other Star Wars events he attended since November 14, 1975. He pulls some of his lines directly from the scripts to paint pictures of what was happening at different periods. Even huge Star Wars fanatics admit they didn’t know some of the details he reveals. For me, I found him to be a shy, talented, humorous man that would be a pleasure to know. He really cared about the character he was pretending to be.

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Comic Book Men

I just finished all 7 seasons of Comic Book Men an Amazon Prime video. It was an AMC television show, podcast, starring Kevin Smith (Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Clerks II, Tusk) and his employees of Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash. This is a comic book store located in Red Bank, New Jersey. Sitting around a table Kevin Smith, Bryan Johnson (Mallrats, Dogma, Shooting Clerks, Making Fun: The Story of Funko, Impractical Jokers: The Movie), Walt Flanagan (Clerks, Mallrats, Vulgar),

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Stranger Things – Halloween Special

This is a Stranger Things one-shot comic from Dark Horse Comics called Halloween Special. It was released October 21, 2020, written by Michael Moreci, art by Todor Hristov, colors by Chris O’Halloran, letters by Nate Piekos of Blambot and the cover by Fransesco Francavilla.

The story finds Mike, Dustin, Lucas and Will around a campfire telling scary stories. The comic asks “stories can’t hurt you, can they?” A fan of the show is going to enjoy this comic, I could hear the voices of the TV characters as I read. The comic is drawn well, very spooky and the cover is excellent. It is pretty short, 22 pages, and suggested for ages 14+, for language and scariness, and I enjoyed it and will give it 3 out of 5 stars.