(I met him! What?? YEAH.), Richard Wright, Amy Tan,
Cormac McCarthy, Adam Mansbach, AJ Jacobs, Roald Dahl, Josh Ferris,
Jeffrey Eugenides, Jonathan Franzen, Tom Perrotta, Mark Twain
, Chimamanda Ngozi
I have a huge softspot for Daniel Handler (Lemony Snicket), only
slightly lesser than my soft spot for Roald Dahl
I love talkies!
From the classics:
The Thin Man, All About Eve, Philadelphia Story, Born Yesterday,
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, especially movies with Katharine Hepburn,
Liz Taylor, Bette
, etc., to the contemporary weirdo shit (also I'm real
the Coen brothers, Catherine Breillat, Danny Boyle are usually safe
bets. Christopher Guest
British comedies (Confetti, In the Loop, Death at a Funeral), RKO B
movies (anything with Boris Karloff
has to be good),
MST3K, Quentin Tarantino, and the occasional mumblecore or Studio
Harry Met Sally
is my favorite movie of all time. Nora Ephron
was a genius writer.
(Or: Things I Steal From The Internet When I Have Time To Kill)
Most of FX, HBO and AMC's programming, Girls, Peep Show, Louie, 30
Rock*, Masterpiece Theater Mystery (withhold your judgment.
Withhold!), Bob's Burgers
(Linda Belcher is
my inspiration for life) Curb Your Enthusiasm makes me want to
marry Larry David.
If Larry David and Elaine Bennis
had a black baby, I
would be that black baby.
So there is way too much great music to list here, so I'll name the
artists whose albums I've most recently listened to in their
Florence and the Machine
Third Eye Blind
Mumford and Sons
I'm a big art
Comedy is, by far, the noblest art form, I will say. Seeing
live was possibly the greatest decision I have ever made.
Other Comics I Really Dig (if you don't have a mental list of
favorite ha-ha people, we're no use to each other):
and so, so many others.
Chinese eggplant even though I can never get it to turn out the way
I like at home, avocados, all the kinds of seafood that we're not
supposed to eat because our consumption of them is murdering
Poseidon or whatever, anything I can make, Bombay Sapphire, good
beer, soup (yes, all of them, from any country, any time), all
At a restaurant I try to never order the same thing twice, no
matter how much I liked it.