Timothy J. Colder is our new hero. He's the disgruntled little boy in the new Kraft Macaroni & Cheese commercial (video below) revealing what really goes on at your mother's book club. In the video the precocious little Timothy stands in the middle of the staircase, looking down on his mother and her friends like they're an unsightly plebeian mass. With a commanding calm, he hushes Doris up and wryly asks the ladies how they're able to discuss books when their mouths are stuffed with HIS mac 'n' cheese.
Then Timothy gives them something else to chew on. A new book, he says. Something they should consider for their next read. It's entitled "A Mother's Betrayal" by Timothy J. Colder. It's an autobiography.
This adorably brilliant commercial left us here at Biographile stitched up with laughter. Does your (or your mother's) book club ever get a little out of hand? Does discussion of the book's characters become less appetizing than the tantalizing brie on the Lazy Susan? Well now you know who to call to rein in the chaos: young gun Timothy J. Colder.
It also got us wondering: what other fake biographies and autobiographies in the realm of pop culture do we desperately wish were real? First to mind is the fake memoir in Woody Allen's Manhattan, a scathing diatribe written by Isaac's (played by Woody Allen) ex-wife Jill (played by Meryl Streep). To feed the flames of Isaac’s paranoia, his ex-wife-turned-lesbian Jill releases a confessional memoir about every flaw in Isaac’s neurotic bones. What’s worse, there’s interest in the book for movie rights! Near the end of the movie, Isaac spots a copy in the window of a bookstore and reads a passage aloud [for the full screenplay, see "Four Films of Woody Allen"]:
“He was given to fits of rage, Jewish liberal paranoia, male chauvinism, self-righteous misanthropy, and nihilistic moods of despair. He had complaints about life but never any solutions. He longed to be an artist but balked at the necessary sacrifices. In his most private moments, he spoke of his fear of death, which he elevated to tragic heights when in fact it was mere narcissism.”
Not sure about you, but we're dying for that story (and Timothy's!) to continue. We leave the rest to you: What other fake biographies and memoirs are out there?