In Their Lives Hits Shelves Today (May 23)

The Beatles’ iconic album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, turns fifty on June 1, and, to celebrate, the book In Their Lives hits shelves today (May 23).

Edited by Andrew Blauner, the book features essays by the likes of Roz Chast on “She Loves You,” Jane Smiley on “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” Rosanne Cash on “No Reply,” Gerald Early on “I’m a Loser,” Rick Moody on “The End,” Maria Popova on “Yellow Submarine,” David Duchovny on “Dear Prudence,” Chuck Klosterman on “Helter Skelter,” David Hadju on “You Know My Name (Look Up the Number)” and more.

Click HERE to read an excerpt on David’s piece about “Dear Prudence”


NEW: David Duchovny talks BFD w/Jeremy Schaap

David Duchovny, Actor & Novelist

Jeremy chats with the actor and novelist about his book, “Bucky [Bleeping] Dent.” Plus, Jeremy shares his story of attending the “Bucky Dent Game.”




May 24th Book Launch- David Duchovny Joins Guest Speakers on The Beatles Legacy



WEDNESDAY, 5.24.17
7:00 – 8:30 PM

In December 1969, The Beatles released their song “Across the Universe,” with the phrase of thanks “Jai Guru Dev, Om” concluding each verse. For many listeners, it was their first exposure to the sacred syllable OM. That song, along with other Beatles classics, helped introduce Eastern spirituality to mainstream Western culture and encouraged countless listeners to transform their consciousness.

To mark the publication of Andrew Blauner’s In Their Lives: Great Writers on Great Beatles Songs, Shawn Colvin, David Duchovny, Rick Moody, Jon Pareles, Francine Prose, and others share their thoughts on The Beatles’ legacy and why their songs continue to impact our culture.

A book signing of In Their Lives: Great Writers on Great Beatles Songs will follow the program.

In Their Lives is published by Blue Rider Press, edited by Andrew Blauner, and features a note from Paul McCartney.


About the Speakers

David Duchovny is an actor, writer, producer, director, novelist, and singer-songwriter. He has published two books, Holy Cow: A Modern-Day Dairy Tale (2015) and Bucky F*cking Dent (2016).

Rick Moody is the author most recently of Hotels of North America, a novel, and On Celestial Music, a book of essays. He writes about music regularly for The Rumpus.

Shawn Colvin won her first Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album with her debut, Steady On, in 1989. She has been a mainstay of the contemporary folk music scene ever since, releasing eleven acclaimed albums and establishing herself as one of America’s great live performers. She triumphed at the 1998 Grammy Awards, winning both Record and Song of the Year for the top ten hit “Sunny Came Home.” Her candid memoir, Diamond in the Rough, was published to critical acclaim in 2012. In 2016 she received the Americana Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement Trailblazer Award.

Jon Pareles is the Chief Popular Music Critic of The New York Times and the consulting editor of The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll.

Francine Prose is the author of more than twenty books, most recently the novel Mister Monkey. She is currently a Distinguished Visiting Writer at Bard.

Andrew Blauner is the founder of Blauner Books Literary Agency. His other anthologies are Coach, Brothers, Central Park, Our Boston, The Good Book, and as coeditor For the Love of Baseball. A graduate of Brown University and Columbia University School of Business, Blauner is a member of PEN American Center and the National Book Critics Circle. He started his career as an intern at Rolling Stone.

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David Duchovny – MORE (From Today) Sports Radio Interviews about BFD

Wow! Another busy day for David sports radio interviews. We’ve done our best to find all of them from today and them post below. We also have some from yesterday here and here.  David is promoting the release of Bucky F*cking Dent on paperback. Please let us know if we missed any! @duchovniacs


Dan Le Batard Show

Imus in the Morning

The DA Show
David Duchovny: I Know A Fraud Sports Fan When I See One

Will there be more interviews tomorrow? Probably!

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Listen to more New David Duchovny radio Interviews

David’s been busy doing radio interviews for the paperback release of Bucky F*cking Dent. We’ve posted all that are available for replayonline. Probably more to come..


With Bill Reiter: David Duchovny: I Identified As A Writer Before I Ever Thought About Acting

From the Petros and Money Show

David Duchovny on Clay Travis (It cuts off right before the host wraps the interview but all of David’s commentary is on here)


New – David Duchovny talks about Bucky F*cking Dent

David Duchovny on The Chris Mannix Show

David on The Newy Scruggs Show

David Duchovny on Live With Kelly – Bucky F*cking Dent Paperback Release

David stopped by Live with Kelly today to talk about the paperback of his book Bucky F*cking Dent. 

David also talked about his many talents as actor, director, musician, author, college point guard and… um “male model”

We were able to attend the taping. Here are some photos we took from our seats.


David Duchovny’s “Male underwear model audition pose”























BUCKY F*CKING DENT by @davidduchovny named a Finalist for the 2016 Casey Award

Congrats David!


November 17, 2016
2016 CASEY Award Finalists Announced
Spitball is pleased to announce that the following books have been named as Finalists for the 2016 CASEY Award:
The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports (Harper) by Jeff Passan
The Baseball Whisperer: A Small-Town Coach Who Shaped Big League Dreams (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) by Michael Tackett
Bucky F*cking Dent (novel) (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) by David Duchovny
Game Worn: Baseball Treasures from the Game’s Greatest Heroes and Moments(Smithsonian Books) by Stephen Wong & Dave Grob
The Last Innocents: The Collision of the Turbulent Sixties and the Los Angeles Dodgers(Harper) by Michael Leahy
The Only Rule Is It Has to Work: Our Wild Experiment Building a New Kind of Baseball Team(Henry Holt) by Ben Lindbergh & Sam Miller
Playing with Tigers: A Minor league Chronicle of the Sixties (University of Nebraska Press) by George Gmelch
The Selling of the Babe: The Deal that Changed Baseball and Created a Legend (Thomas Dunne Books) by Glenn Stout
Terror in the City of Champions: Murder, Baseball, and the Secret Society that Shocked Depression-Era Detroit (Lyons Press) by Tom Stanton
Wild in the Strike Zone: Baseball Poems (Rank Stranger Press) by Tim Peeler
Spitball congratulates the authors and publishers of these fine books and wishes them all the best of luck in the competition for the 34th CASEY Award. Please check back for information on the date and place of the 34th CASEY Awards Banquet.

Bucky F*cking Dent: Not About the Detroit Tigers… GREAT David Duchovny book REVIEW

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Bucky F*cking Dent: Not About the Detroit Tigers, But Good Baseball Reading

Even though we as readers are not told to judge a book by its cover, it was the cover and the title that drew me to Duchovny’s Bucky F*cking Dent. It isn’t every day that I get to read a book about baseball that also happens to have an expletive in the title.

While I tend to gravitate towards non-fiction books, BFD was a pleasant piece of fiction that hooked me from the start. Part of the book I loved the most was Duchovny’s matter-of-fact, conversational writing style.



David Duchovny’s ‘Bucky ____ Dent’ – (NY Times)


Bucky Dent, Yankees shortstop, April 1977. Credit Associated Press


By David Duchovny
296 pp. Farrar, Straus & Giroux. $26.

A fiction teacher once told us that we should know every detail about the characters we create, down to the kind of bath towel they prefer, even if the towel never appears in the story. That advice smacked of Stanislavsky’s “method,” wherein actors try to learn everything about a character’s background — first kiss, favorite smell — before stepping onstage. I wondered, a bit enviously, if actors who tried their hand at writing fiction would invent characters with greater depth than we mere scribblers.

I’m not sure about all actor-authors, but in “Bucky ____ Dent,” his second novel, the TV star David Duchovny so believably brings to life his slacker, pot-­smoking, 30-something protagonist, Ted Fullilove, that we feel for Ted the way we feel for most slacker, pot-smoking, 30-somethings: Get a life.

The problem is that Ted thinks he has one. When we meet him he’s selling peanuts at Yankee Stadium during the 1978 baseball season. He’s a devoted follower of the Grateful Dead; he has a ponytail, a “soft belly” and “man breasts” (due, we’re told, to hormonal imbalances caused by chronic pot smoking). He’s also a highly literate Ivy League graduate who reads the modernists and wants only enough money to keep his “brokedown” Bronx apartment so he can write the Great American Novel (always a dubious aspiration). But in fact, Ted’s already got several novels in progress, including the 536-page “Mr. Ne’er-Do-Well” and another that comes in at 1,171 pages and weighs over 12 pounds. So maybe “slacker” doesn’t apply to his writing, but it applies to every other part of his life, especially relationships. He had one true love, now gone; his pet is a battery-operated goldfish; his mother is dead; he hasn’t spoken to his father in half a decade. And his literary agent hates his novels. Ted’s life is ready for a shake-up.

But that will be slow to come. In a short early chapter, we follow Ted, after a game, into the changing room, where he takes off his work uniform (a cardboard box with shoulder straps made to look like a peanut bag) and dons his “life uniform” (tie-dye shirt, bluejeans and sandals). In terms of dramatic action, that’s pretty much all that happens, but in terms of character background, Duchovny brings us so close to Ted we feel as though we might have caught a contact buzz.

Much of the novel’s first half moves at this pace and in this mode. (In another chapter, Ted walks from the locker room to his car in the parking lot — but, oh, what exposition fills those few pages!) The opening may well be Duchovny’s sly nod to the books Ted reads: Virginia Woolf also privileged character development over plot development to give us Clarissa Dalloway’s rich interiority. But when Ted gets a phone call from a grief counselor at Beth Israel hospital, telling him that his long-estranged father, Marty, is dying of lung cancer, both Ted and the novel pick up the pace.

From there, Duchovny finds his rhythm, balancing crisp dialogue with some truly hilarious scenes that draw on the small cast of colorful secondary characters. The real drama is between Ted and Marty. After a hospital-room reunion, where Ted is shocked to see how “skinny and gray” his father is, Ted moves back to his childhood home in Park Slope to care for the cantankerous widower whom Ted, for complicated reasons, still hotly resents. Secrets are revealed, love interests appear, diaries are discovered, joints are passed between father and son, and life’s big issues — love, sex, marriage, parenting, death, baseball — are examined.

It all has the potential for some sappy feel-good melodrama just in time for Father’s Day; but somehow, like Bucky Dent himself, Duchovny hits an unexpected home run. Marty, you see, is a Red Sox fan in the year of a legendary Red Sox collapse. As his health declines with every game the team loses that season, Ted’s creativity finds its true expression, and he gets a life by trying to bring meaning to another.

Joseph Salvatore, the books editor for The Brooklyn Rail, is the author of the story collection “To Assume a Pleasing Shape.” He teaches at the New School.

A version of this review appears in print on June 5, 2016, on page BR40 of the Sunday Book Review with the headline: