remainders - n., a booksellers' term, used for books that languish on the shelves so long they have to be dumped at a discount
Rock Bottom Remainders - n., By day, they’re authors. Really famous authors. But once a year they shed their pen-and-pencil clutching personas and become rock stars, complete with roadies, groupies and a wicked cool tour bus.
''We play music about as well as Metallica writes novels."
~ Dave Barry
''We're a band that specializes in meeting low expectations.''
~ Scott Turow
"It's 'hard listening.'"
~ Roy Blount, Jr. (who demands grits in the dressing room)
''There's no other group of people I spend this much time with. Writing is a pretty solitary activity to begin with, and, you know, once you get to be a certain age, once the kids are grown up, you just don't make that many new friends. But it's really intense here. It's like camp for grown-ups. I'd kill the whales to do this.''
~ Amy Tan
''I used to play in an Irish bar about 30 blocks from here. It was called McSomething's, and it used to be just me and the drunks. I'd get about $10 a night. Now look at me. I'm in a band where they have people to carry our stuff for you.''
~ Mitch Albom