OK for this one, I need to thank Preeti Zinta in Dil Chahta Hai – no, actually the quizzing scene (yes, that’s another topic coming soon) – for introducing Steve Martini.
I am a late laggard in practically every area but especially in the case of arts. I usually watch a movie only once the buzz gets out loud and then, maybe I get around to watch it (now on DVDs). But I never watched Dil Chahta Hai when it was in the cinemas, not even when it was a huge hit. Finally someone gave me the file for this – he’d seen it a 1000 times on DVD.
Anyways I distinctly remember someone asking a question on what book is Priety Zinta reading in some song from Dil Chahta Hai. So when I finally saw the movie on mylaptop I froze that scene to see which book was she reading and who the author was.
And yes, as a late laggard I had not been reading Steve Martini either.
But the next time I was a book store I picked up a copy of Steve Martini, and it was hard not to fall in love with his writing.