Famous figures from Brookline
The author, actor, "This American Life" and "The Daily Show" contributor grew up in Brookline and worked at a diner in Downtown Crossing. He still has a house at the western edge of the state, where he likes to write.
He and friends with strong ties to Brookline formed a club called The Little Gray Book Lectures and dedicated one of its discussions on their hometown: The Town That Has Everything and at the Same Time Has Nothing.
"There seems to be a secret society element for those who come from Brookline," he said.