There's a restaurant on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood called The Griddle Café. The great thing about The Griddle is not that it serves pancakes the size of Humvee tires, nor its bacon, which I've never tried but understand to be tantamount to orgasm, but that it has the best French toast in North America.
One's enjoyment of Gray's debut essay collection is likely to hinge on whether one is a fan, or not, of the comedienne Kathy Griffin. Gray, a producer of CNN's Anderson Cooper 360, has a number of famous and semifamous names to drop, Griffin chief among them.
Author and screenwriter Delia Ephron is part of a writing dynasty that includes her parents and sisters, most notably the late Nora Ephron, who co-wrote and directed "Sleepless in Seattle" and "You've Got Mail," among other screenplays, novels and essays. Delia Ephron's new book "Sister Mother Husband Dog (etc.)" details her poignant lessons from her closest relationships.