The Guy Under the Sheets

Here we have autobiography as Munchausen syndrome, as comedian Chris Elliott fantasticates the rudiments of his life into a two-fisted, continents-spanning farce. Whether washing up as a castaway on Marlon Brando's private island or disposing of corpses for the Mafia, Elliott provides not only insights into his formative influences but also slabs of his twisted imagination.

July 26: On this day in 1602 "A booke called the Revenge of Hamlett Prince Denmarke" was entered in the Stationers' Register by printer James Robertes.

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.