This afternoon I received an email from my sister asking me if I had ever heard about the guy who only eats candy. She told me he wrote a book called something like "Living for Sugar, and Sugar-Coated Goblins." Of course, being the librarian that I am, I Googled the phrase and found out that while "living for candy, and sugar-coated goblins" is not the name of a book, it is the title of a NY Times article written about author Paul Rudnick. Turns out Mr. Rudnick does have a book out but it's called "I Shudder: And Other Reactions to Life, Death, and New Jersey." I haven't read the book but of course I now have to. There are Peeps on the cover and it's endorsed by David Sedaris, win-win.
Back to the NY Times article, the focus of which is how candy comprises most of Mr. Rudnick's diet yet he's healthy, happy, and still retains a full set of teeth. Paul Rudnick is living the dream. Read all the full article at http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/28/dining/28Rudn.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1. You can also check out photos of Mr. Rudnick's house that looks like something out of the Addam's Family - double awesome.
While at the NYT, be sure to also check out the Diner's Journal Blog post "Sweet and Sour" where Mr. Rudnick discusses some of his favorite and least favorite candies. Without giving away everything, let me just say that he likes Hostess Sno Balls and dislikes "gourmet" candy. Paul Rudnick, you had me at "Sno Balls."