Wednesday, January 05, 2011

My Overlapping Areas of Expertise

The other day, a friend asked me this trivia question: "What was the original flavor of the filling in Twinkies?"

"Banana!" I replied. "I read a whole book about Twinkies once."

"Really?" he asked incredulously. My friend reads a lot of non-fiction like I do, but the topics rarely overlap. Sometimes when we're at Borders, he'll pick up a book and ask, "Who would buy a book about this?" Then I'll go back a few days later and buy it for myself.

"Yeah, it was about where the ingredients for Twinkies come from," I said. "And come to think of it, I once read a book about bananas, too!" I'm pretty sure both books included the answer to his question.


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