We are best-selling authors Mitch Albom, Scott Turow, Roy Blount, Jr., Ridley Pearson, James McBride, and Sam Barry, with rock legend Roger McGuinn (from The Byrds). We're in a band with Amy Tan, Stephen King, Matt Groening, and Greg Iles called t...
Hi, we're the Rock Bottom Remainders. In the literary world we've sold a combined 350 million books and had 40 New York Times No. 1 best-sellers, but for the past 20 years, we've also been in a rock band together raising money for non-profits that support literacy programs. This is us five years ago on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Dy14yPVjG4
We're releasing an enhanced ebook today called HARD LISTENING--including original essays, fiction, email conversations, photos, and videos from our 20 years together, all in honor of our founder, Kathi Kamen Goldmark, who passed away last year.
We thought you might have some questions for our band, which includes Stephen King, Scott Turow, Amy Tan, Dave and Sam Barry, Roy Blount Jr., Mitch Albom, James McBride, Roger McGuinn, Ridley Pearson, Matt Groening and Greg Iles. Not all of us could make it, but here's a list of those of us who did.
- Mitch Albom: keyboard- proof
- Roger McGuinn: special guest ringer- proof
- Scott Turow: vocals -proof
- Sam Barry: harmonica- proof
- Ridley Pearson: bass- proof
- James McBride: saxophone- proof
- Roy Blount Jr.: emcee- proof
We're not going to lie and say we've all been on Reddit much, but our publisher, Coliloquy, promised we'd love it, so let's do this thing! We will all be here to answer questions at 2pm ET.
Edit: Thanks all for coming today and asking your questions. Our publisher was right, we loved it. Thanks for helping us reunite as a semi-band even in cyberspace. It was fun!