Tuesday, February 27, 2007

The Other Bob Morris


Here's my latest idea for a book: I'm gonna get in a car and spend a couple of months driving around the U.S., basing my itinerary on meeting other guys named Bob Morris. We'll hang out for awhile, have some laughs and then I'll be on my way, a journey of self-discovery based on discovering other people who have the same name as me. I'm gonna call this: THE BOBYSSEY. If nothing else, maybe the other Bob Morrises will actually buy it and that will pay for gas money.

So here's another Bob Morris. Actually, he's a famous Bob Morris -- the renowned Bob Morris who writes the "Age of Dissonance" column in the New York Times Sunday Styles section, along with occasional features. People have been confusing us for years. I used to write for the New York Times regional newspapers. And we both contribute to some of the same travel and food magazines. A few years back, I even received the Other Bob Morris's 1099 forms from Bon Appetit. What a mess. All I know is that he made a whole lot more money from them than I did.

In any event, the Other Bob Morris kindly showed up for the rum party at Partners & Crime. A good guy, we had some laughs. As it turns out he has a book coming out next year, a memoir of sorts based largely on his relationship with his dad (he wrote a most memorable column about his father for the NYT earlier this year called "Stop Spending My Inheritance.") He told me the title of the upcoming book, but I apologize, I've forgotten it. No worries. All you need to remember is this: Whenever you go into a bookstore and see a book written by Bob Morris, buy it...

3 comments:

PJ Parrish said...

So which Bob is it that I keep mixing you up with every time I post your email address in the MWA Rap Sheet?

Egad...

Bob said...

Actually, you've posted the wrong Web site a coupla times -- mine is www.bobmorris.net

Bobmorris.com is the Web site of a Bob Morris in Gilroy, CA who is a dirt-bike racing aficianado...

Cecilia said...

I've read Bahamarama. I'm in the process of reading Jamaica Me Dead. I will read Bermuda Schwartz very soon. Thank you for such great writting. I'm a big time Parrotthead and read everthing Jimmy Buffett writes. Your writing has the same effect on me. I have traveled to many places in the Caribbean several times. Jamica, Bahamas, and dozens of other places. My reading your books means my husband needs to get geared up to go again. Will your travels bring you to the Memphis, TN area? We live in DeSoto county. The most North West part of MS. Just across the state line from Memphis.