For Our Consideration: Random remembrances of conversations with Alex Rocco

After doing more than 150 Random Roles for The A.V. Club, it would be nearly impossible for me to look back at the interviews I’ve conducted for the feature and narrow it down to my single favorite conversation. I can, however, tell you—and without so much as a moment’s hesitation—the most profound relationship I’ve ever had with someone I’ve interviewed for Random Roles.

It’s almost become a running joke about how, whenever I talk to someone for the feature and they say, “I should write a book,” I reply by saying something like, “Well, if you need a co-writer, you know where to find me.” But only one person to date has ever contacted me afterwards and said, “You know, I’ve been thinking about the book. Are you still interested?”

Although he posed this question in an email, I swear to …

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