I generally don't pay much attention to the opening credits, but last night while watching Jericho (I'm a day behind...love the DVR) I happened to catch "Executive Producer Steve Chbosky" flash on the screen. The significance of this is I went to high school with him. I knew he'd been in Hollywood and had some success (he wrote the screenplay for "Rent" a few years ago) but was still shocked to see the name of someone I know on a show I watch. I've now discovered he's also the author of a very popular/controversial book published a few years ago called "Perks of Being a Wallflower." Who knew?
That freshman year English class where a third of what we read had something to do with nuclear holocaust may have served him well :) (The other two thirds primarily dealt with mental retardation/illness and necrophilia [I kid you not]).