Charles says he picked up his video skills years ago when he and his family used to make satirical videos to send out to friends for the holidays. His family has since become something of a troupe for his Washington Post video reviews, with appearances by his daughter, his mother-in-law, and his wife of 26 years, Dawn, who plays herself in a recurring role. But ever since the days of his early family videos, he says, he's had the idea for a character—a stereotypical, overly snarky book critic. He finally tried out that character in August of 2010 when he produced his first video book review. His first subject: Mona Simpson's My Hollywood.
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For Your Consideration: Ron Charles, Video Book Reviewer
So what does "totally hip" video book reviewer Ron Charles think of his newfound success as an Internet star and book review revivalist? "Oh, I can't even go out in public anymore," he deadpans.