Hi, I has new job! I am honored and stoked beyond recognition to get to work on the first season of a Starz show based on the epic and epically beautiful novel American Gods by Neil Gaiman. HI TO NEIL AND TO NEIL’S GOOGLE ALERT. It’s only a book about all of the Old World Gods who have been brought over to America by immigrants, who live among us, but are dying out as no one believes in them anymore — waring with New Gods — media and internet and war and fear. It is only about Everything Ever. It is only about agency and selfhood and faith and God and Gods and money and holidays and tv and dreams and Babylon and Ireland and Genies and morality and loss and gain. JUST THOSE THINGS. I find myself thrust into the very center of every giant question we should be asking ourselves, both personal and political. I think it has the potential to be a show that is theatrical and big but small and specific and forces us to look out ourselves in an arrestingly truthful way. ONLY THOSE THINGS. Okay so off to build a tower of books to climb up to this VERY HIGH BAR.