A Song of Ice and Fire, The Outsiders, Fahrenheit 451, 1984, The
Giver, Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry, Chronicles of Prydain, John
Grisham, Animal Farm, plays by Arthur Miller, Lord of the Flies,
Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Malcolm Gladwell, The Grand Pursuit,
Freakonomics, The Armchair Economist, The Cult of Statistical
Significance, and pretty much any Star Wars novel or comic. I also
like scholarly works about economics by Ken Arrow, Paul Samuelson,
Elinor Ostrom, Deirdre McCloskey, Daron Acemoglu, JM Keynes, and
I'm all over the place with movies, but I like all the staples
(Shawshank, Die Hard, Mel Brooks, etc.) and some more indie-type
ones (A History of Violence, Donnie Darko). The Princess Bride, The
Godfather, Thank You for Smoking, This Is The End, Harold and
Maude, Star Wars, Star Trek, The Pursuit of Happyness, Don Jon,
Blow, Kill Bill, Milk, Ernest Goes to Camp.
I dig HBO, Netflix (House of Cards, OITNB), documentaries, and
British TV. I despise reality shows (except for semi-educational
ones like Pawn Stars) and most primetime network television. Aaron
Sorkin is pretty much the man.
When I'm studying or working, I like Edith Piaf. Otherwise, I'm
into singer-songwriters, classic rock, jazz, Motown, blues, some
90's stuff, and gypsy punk. Pandora knows what I want.
Onions are gross. I lie at restaurants sometimes and tell the
waiter I'm allergic, just to make sure they don't put any in my