Oct 222014


Pigeon In A Crosswalk by Jack Gray

Hardcover: 224 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster (February 19, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1451641346
ISBN-13: 978-1451641349

From television producer Jack Gray comes a generational account of finding one’s way at work, at home, and even across the street.

There are a lot of unforgettable characters in these pages: a loveable if possibly alcoholic dog; a set of grandparents who crush on Alex Trebek and obsess about death; Golden Girls and blue bloods, anchormen and Supreme Court justices; divas and wags—but the best character of all is the author himself. To read Jack Gray’s musings is to enter the company of a young man of titanic wit and talent. As he observes and echoes the fixations and neuroses of his generation and our times, he will make you squirm, guffaw, and ultimately marvel.


When I first saw this book I didn’t know who the author was, but the title grabbed my attention so I decided to read it. I’m so glad I did!!

This book is full of stories from Jack Gray’s life, from when he was a child through his adulthood. I love the stories about his family, the time he spent working on Anderson Cooper’s show and all the celebrities he’s met and is friends with.

I can’t remember the last time I laughed out loud so much while reading a book. This will definitely be one of my favorite reads from 2014!

If you like to laugh, get a copy of this book!!

  7 Responses to “Review: Pigeon In A Crosswalk by Jack Gray”

  1. This does sound terrific! I’m glad you enjoyed this one, Vicki. I will keep it in mind.

  2. I’m completely unfamiliar with Jack Gray as well but this sounds fabulous! I love this kind of quirky memoir story collection and I definitely want to know more about this one. Thanks for sharing! Adding to TBR!

  3. thanks for your thoughts, it’s good to laugh

  4. Hi Vicki,

    Coming from the UK, I have definitely never come across the name of Jack Gray before, although having checked him out a little, he really does sound like quite a character!

    I love the book’s title. Pigeon’s are just so slow and dithery if you come across them on the road whilst driving. Especially first thing in the morning, they just sit there and look at you, as if they don’t know whether to actually make the effort and fly away, or simply sit there and have you run them over! … Pretty much like my life definitely, so well done to Jack for great observation and the play on words!

    Probably not a book I would pick up, but if the rest of the book lives up to its title, then it should offer a fun and quirky read, so enjoy!


  5. Great review! Makes me want to read it!

  6. I don’t know who he is either but it sounds fun.

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