This is an actual (posed) photo of Stephen King in college. To better understand the anecdote behind it, listen to the show posted here. You’ll find out which two books he thinks people should read to get ready for him, if they don’t know his work. You’ll note his possibly unfair lack of faith in Mike Carp of the Red Sox. Mostly you’ll hear a guy who combines a lively sense of humor with appropriate levels of seriousness. We all liked him.