Oprah Noodlemantra's Book Club begins its discussion of "A Moveable Feast" today!

Liz and DeppInTheHeartOfTexas, the moderators of Oprah Noodlemantra’s Book Club, cordially invite you to stop by the Zone and join in our discussion of Ernest Hemingway’s classic memoir of his life in Paris in the 1920s, A Moveable Feast. Why did ONBC choose this book? Here’s Johnny Depp speaking to reporter Jeff Hayward in an interview conducted in early 2000: “When I was a kid reading Ernest Hemingway’s reminiscences of Paris in the 1920s, I thought, ‘That’s what I want to do. That’s where I want to go.’ Now I’m there and I love it.”

ONBC kicks off its discussion with words Hemingway wrote in the preface to A Moveable Feast: “If the reader prefers, this book may be regarded as fiction. But there is always the chance that such a book of fiction may throw some light on what has been written as fact.” So how much of Hemingway’s memoir is fact, and how much fiction–possibly self-serving fiction? You can read the Noodlemantra’s thoughts on the ONBC forum. –Part-Time Poet

New photo–Johnny Depp in Los Angeles on October 13th

That’s Johnny Depp under the newsboy cap, walking down a street in West Hollywood on October 13, 2008, where he was photographed by paparazzi as he entered and left an office building. Johnny wore the British tan leather jacket that was a fixture in his Public Enemies meet-and-greets last spring, jeans, a dark blue t-shirt, and blue sunglasses. He has also shaved his facial hair since we saw him last–no doubt as preparation for his role as the Mad Hatter in Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland. To see a larger picture, CLICK HERE. The Zone thanks Mrs Pink for breaking the news, and Bonnie and Theresa for the picture. –Part-Time Poet