After her mother died, JK Rowling was severely depressed. The…

After her mother died, JK Rowling was severely depressed. The Dementors in Harry Potter represent her experience with depression: “…it’s not sadness. I know sadness. Sadness is to cry and to feel. But it’s that cold absence of feeling –…

During the filming of Schindler’s List, Robin Williams called…

During the filming of Schindler’s List, Robin Williams called Steven Spielberg and told him jokes to cheer him up. “I called him when I was representing People for the Valdheimer’s Association, a society devoted to helping raise money for older…

When Kevin Bacon goes to a wedding reception, he bribes the DJ…

When Kevin Bacon goes to a wedding reception, he bribes the DJ so they won’t play Footloose. “I go to the disc jockey and hand him $20 and say, ‘Please don’t play that song’, because, first off, a wedding is…