Patton Oswalt has a thing for the movies

January 7, 2015 1:06 PM

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"I started comedy when the boom was ending, in '88; I started writing books when print began to die," says actor, comedian and author Patton Oswalt. "I'm drawn to dying realms, man."

Oswalt is sitting in a Mid-City restaurant talking about why he's written a second book, "Silver Screen Fiend: Learning About Life From an Addiction to Film" (Scribner, 240 pp., $25), when he's got so much else on his plate.

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