ASC February Book Club Meeting

NEW DATE: Thursday, February 18
7:00 P.M.

Hosts: Bill & Andy
Location: 2001 Royalwood Dr., Arlington, 76006 (map)
Call for directions: 817-718-2424

My Trip Down the Pink Carpet (Leslie Jordan) Leslie Jordan is a small man with a giant propensity for scene stealing. Best known for his bravura recurring role as Karen's nemesis, Beverley Leslie, on Will & Grace (for which he won a Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series Emmy in 2006), he has also made memorable appearances on Ally McBeal, Boston Public, Monk, and Murphy Brown.

Raised in a conservative family in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Leslie -- who describes himself as "the gayest man I know" -- boarded a Greyhound bus bound for LA with $1,200 sewn into his underpants and never looked back. His pocket-sized physique and inescapable talent for high camp paved the way to a lucrative and varied career in commercials and on television. Along the way he immersed himself in writing for the stage, and his one-man testimonials have become cult off-Broadway hits. But with success came dangerous temptations: a self-proclaimed former substance abuser and sexaholic, Leslie has spent time in jail and struggled to overcome his addictions and self-loathing.

My Trip Down the Pink Carpet is a rollicking, fast-paced collection of stories, served up with wit, panache, and plenty of biting asides. Filled with comically overwrought childhood agonies, offbeat observations, and revealing celebrity encounters -- from Boy George to George Clooney -- it delivers a fresh, laugh-out-loud take on Hollywood, fame, addiction, gay culture, and learning to love oneself.

  1. Get the book.
  2. Read it.
  3. Sign-in on the comments for this blog entry so we know how much dessert to get.
  4. Come share dessert, as well as your thoughts and insights on the book.

All are welcome. See you there!




Sun, Feb 7th, 4:30p

New Orleans Saints (Drew Bees, Qtrbk) V. Indianapolis Colts (Peyton Manning, Qtrbk)

Tony and I are hosting a Superbowl Party next Sunday starting at 4:30pm at our house and would like to invite the ASC. We have set up an event on facebook:

We don't want to put our address out to the web at large, but anyone interested in attending can request an invite on that link or shoot me an email -

Bring your favorite Super Bowl party food. We'll be providing some and lots of drinks (including adult variety). Can arrive anytime starting about 4:30 if you want to see any of the Pre-Game. Big HD screen, Surround Sound, Food, Friends and Fun

Chris and Tony