. . . Wednesday May 19, 2004

Write Us a Book Your the Piano Man

Billy Joel (following in the footsteps of Madonna?) is the latest singer to sign a deal to write children’s books. According to Joel: “Reassuring children that they are not alone or could be abandoned is very important for their well-being.”

As long as he lets someone else drives on the book tour.

The first line of the AP story about the publishing deal might put a bit of undue pressure on the Piano Man: “Billy Joel has agreed to write two children’s books for Scholastic, the U.S. publisher of the Harry Potter novels.” That’s like saying that someone is going to create a sitcom pilot much in the way Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld did.


Concentration is important!