Dustin Hoffman’s Master Class

June 8, 2015

Bravo, Mr. Hoffman, for your acting talent and expertise. And bravo for your wisdom in offering a masterclass in acting for anyone anywhere for $90. No airplane/hotel/meals expense.

I grumbled when James Patterson offered a writing class for the same $90. Why? The man has zillions of dollars and looks plain greedy—because he could have ghost-written (as he does most books these days) another book for only $15.

What’s the major difference, you ask, between the two offerings?

Answer: acting cannot been learned from a book. Writing can.