I recently had opportunity to work with BenBella books in their Smart Pop series. BenBella is a publisher that focuses on pop cultural works -- they have put out books on everything from The Matrix to CSI to Lost. These books enlist various professionals (novelists, philosophers, actors, scholars, etc.) to write educated essays on pop cultural phenomena that are creative and accesssible to a general audience. You can check out their website at www.smartpopbooks.com.
I recently contributed to their upcoming book on the Gilmore Girls television show. I believe it will be titled Coffee at Luke's, although I am not certain about that, and it should be out sometime in the Fall. The assignment turned out to be quite serendipitous for me. I was laid up on the couch most of last summer recovering from knee surgery. So I basically spent my summer watching six seasons of Gilmore Girls -- for research, you understand. I ended up contributing an essay titled "Dining With the Gilmores", which combines two of my favorite things: television and food. It was a good summer.