Week in Review

Week in Review (December 30, 2015)


It’s no secret how much I love Philadelphia.

Books Reviews

A Character-Driven Book Unlike Anything I’ve Ever Read: “Thirty-Three Cecils” Reviewed


When people know that you read a lot or they always see you with a book in your hand, it becomes an easy topic of conversation. Questions such as, “What are you reading?” and “How’s that book?” are heard frequently. Most people are genuinely curious, not only to know if you like the book, but also if they will like it.

Films Lists Movies

Posters of All 8 of Quentin Tarantino’s Films


Quentin Tarantino has come a long way from his 1987 amateur film, My Best Friend’s Birthday. He’s a genius and an auteur and when he stops making movies, it will be a loss for us all.

In Appreciation of

In Apprectiation Of: “Dennis Miller Live” Millennium Special (1999)


From 1994 – 2002, one of HBO’s biggest programs was a Friday night talk show called Dennis Miller Live.

The Pierznik Monthly

The Pierznik Yearly Volume II (Best of 2015)


My annual list of the best fiction and nonfiction works I read this year. 2015 had some gems.

Week in Review

Week in Review (December 23, 2015)


Of all the ups and downs that parenthood brings, one of the best is seeing Christmas through a child’s eyes again. Life often makes us cynical and sometimes it takes a fresh perspective to remind us of who we used to be.

Flashback Friday Flop

Flashback Friday Flop: “Christmas on Death Row”


Welcome back to the latest edition of Flashback Friday Flop, a weekly feature in which I examine a hip-hop album from years ago that was considered a flop, either critically or commercially or both, when it was released and see if it has gotten better – or worse – over time. 

This week: Christmas on Death Row (1996)

By December of 1996, the once formidable Death Row Records was crumbling. Over the course of just a few months, Dr. Dre had defected, 2Pac had been killed, Suge Knight was sent to prison, and Snoop Doggy Dogg’s highly anticipated second album was a major disappointment.


Self-Publish Your Book in 2016


When someone learns that my books are self-published, they often sneer as if they don’t exist at all.

Oh, so you’re not really published. Your books aren’t, like, real.

No? If you type my name into the search bar at the top of the Amazon page, you’ll find a list of all eight of my books, ready to be ordered in physical or electronic format, just like J.K. Rowling or Ryan Holiday or James Patterson.

Comedy Lists Rankings

Ranking Louis C.K.’s Comedy Specials


He starred in American Hustle and Trumbo. He wrote for The Late Show with Conan O’Brien and The Chris Rock Show. He wrote and directed Pootie Tang and was part of the disaster that was The Dana Carvey Show.

Week in Review

Week in Review (December 18, 2015)


Sisters, the new film starring Tina Fey Pierznik and Amy Poehler, comes out today and I don’t know why.