Top three favorite books: Sometimes a Great Notion, Point
Counterpoint, Stranger in a Strange Land. Favorite authors: Ken
Kesey, Aldous Huxley, Robert Heinlein, Kurt Vonnegut, Tom Robbins,
Octavio Paz, Galway Kinnell! Herman Hesse, Leo Tolstoy, Pablo
Neruda...it's a long list, what with being an obsessive reader and
Two recent excellent novels: Super Sad True Love Story and The
Yellow Birds, read them, the beauty and excellence of the prose
will knock your socks off.
Top three favorite artists: Conor Oberst (in all forms/bands), The
Beatles, Tom Waits. Top albums: Real Gone (Tom Waits), I'm Wide
Awake It's Morning (Bright Eyes), Fleet Foxes (self-title), In the
Aeroplane Over the Sea (Neutral Milk Hotel). Currently can't stop
listening to: Amanda Palmer and the Grand Theft Orchestra, Polica,
Silver Mt. Zion, Frank Fairfield, Honey Honey, Tune-Yards, Alabama
Shakes, Father John Misty, Mima, First Aid Kit, Metric, Regina
Spektor, At the Drive In, The Mountain Goats, Miles Davis, The
Avett Brothers, Mirah, Florence and the Machine, Kishi
Bashi!!!!....it changes a lot. I also listen to NPR obsessively,
especially Radio Lab, Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me and Fresh Air.
Girls is the best TV show I have ever seen, pretty sure I'm madly
in love with Lena Dunham.
I love peaches. Peaches are the best fruit ever. There are few
sensations as viscerally satisfying as biting into a big, fuzzy
peach and getting juice all over your hands and mouth and
Also, chocolate milk.