Humorist Art Buchwald rose from his disused deathbed to attend the Possible Dreams Auction on Martha's Vineyard Monday night. The dream he offered—to have him conduct an interview and write a family history—drew some of the highest bids of the evening.
Mr. Lee mercilessly coaxed audience members to raise their bids, cracking the gavel at $21,000. But 22 dreams later, Mr. Lee revealed that another family had come forward with an offer to match, and Mr. Buchwald agreed to write two family histories - bringing the total to $42,000.
"We're lifelong fans of Art Buchwald's," said Dan Burstein of Weston, Conn., the second bidder. "We think it will be very historic to have our family history told by Art." [Link]