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David Duchovny: 'I'm not defeatist... I'm humanist'

Published 07/04/2016

David Duchovny
David Duchovny

David Duchovny has no idea how his publishers are going to market his book, considering its title is Bucky F***ing Dent.

David Duchovny believes "we are all losers" in life.

The 55-year-old actor has penned a new book entitled Bucky F***ing Dent. The tome tells the story of Bucky Dent, a former baseball player who is most famous for getting a home run in a tiebreaker during The Yankees' game against the Red Sox back in 1978. Prior to that Bucky had only achieved three home runs in the whole year. Since the 1978 game, Bucky has had the nickname of "Bucky F***ing Dent" when being referred to by Red Sox fans.

Bucky's tale is one that inspired David, as he believes it's as important to talk about the losers as the winners.

"It’s about loving the losers because we’re all losers eventually," he said during an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Wednesday night (06Apr16). "We all lose a lot more than we win in this life. I think we’re under the impression that people only want to hear about winners. We have such a culture that’s all about winners, winning, and I’m a warrior and…

"So I feel like if you come with a philosophy that acknowledges losing, you get called some kind of a defeatist or something, when I think it's being a humanist."

The X-Files actor David added that his book is "very funny, sentimental and not about baseball". However, he admits he's not sure how his publishers Farrar, Straus and Giroux (FSG) are going to market his novel due to its X-rated title.

"When FSG were talking about the book coming out, they were like, ‘It’s going to be difficult for people to search’," he explained. "And it’s all about the search, Google and all that stuff. What am I going to search for - Bucky F***ing Dent. So they asked if I had any alternative titles. So of course I said, ‘Sure, what about Eat Pray Love, Bucky F***ing Dent’. They didn’t go for that.

We almost went with Fifty Shades of Bucky F***ing Dent, because there was a precedent there, but they didn’t go for any of them, so we are stuck with this f***ing title right here, which you can’t say and you can’t show. So good luck selling those books!"

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