NPH: I'm also reading a book called Footprints on the Ceiling, which is an old murder mystery where the protagonist is a magician, and I downloaded on my Kindle the new Dr. Drew book about narcissism, and I have yet to read it because I'm not needing to read something like that because I'm such a great person. ... You can't even print that, because the comedy inflection won't come out.
KF: We'll put, "he jokes," in parenthesis.
NPH: No, "the narcissist jokes." I'd read it but I'm so busy looking at myself in the mirror.
KF: We've got to ask—are you a Harry Potter fan too?
NPH: Love Harry Potter. I just finished reading the second to last book. I have the Deathly Hollows left to read.
KF: You're just reading the whole series now?
NPH: No, I read them since it started. I read three of them in a row, and I kind of got overwhelmed, and I read the fourth and the fifth at sometime. I think there's seven, right? And I just read book six. I wanted to read it before the movie came out—and I'm glad I did.
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