Infinite Jest, The Corrections, Sabbath's Theater, Lolita,
Invisible Man, American Pastoral, The Great Gatsby, Lush Life, The
Power Broker, Moneyball, A Visit From The Goon Squad, Anna
Karenina, A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again, The
Journalist and The Murderer, Super Sad True Love Story,
Middlemarch, A Confederacy of Dunces, Disgrace, Revolutionary Road,
Wind Up Bird Chronicle, Remains of The Day, Housekeeping, Jesus'
Son, As I Lay Dying, The Group, Pulphead, Brothers Karamazov, The
House of Mirth, Bleak House, Native Son, Go Tell It On The
Mountain, Beloved, Bonfire of the Vanities, Crime and Punishment.
And some George Saunders and Alice Munro (who just won the Nobel
Prize!! Yay Canada!)
Recently: Gone Girl, The Flamethrowers, The Unwinding, The
Interestings, The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P., The Goldfinch, The
Divide, California, Fourth of July Creek were all great.
Also a big magazine guy: The New Yorker, Harper's, New York, GQ,
Sports Illustrated, ESPN, Vanity Fair, Esquire.
TV Shows: The Sopranos, The Wire, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Breaking
Bad, Deadwood, Seinfeld, Arrested Development, Parks and Rec,
Louie, 30 Rock, Community, The Office, Mad Men, Game of Thrones,
Girls, Frasier, Orange is The New Black
Recently: The Good Wife, Top of The Lake, Veep, True Detective,
House of Cards, The Americans, Silicon Valley, Fargo, Borgen
Movies: Memento, Goodfellas, Do The Right Thing, The Lives of
Others, Superbad, Annie Hall, The Godfather I and II, Taxi Driver,
Fargo, Big Lebowski, Crimes and Misdemeanors, Anchorman, Network,
Manhattan, Raging Bull. And anything Nicole Holofcener.
Recently: Chef, Neighbors, 22 Jump Street, Snowpiercer, Boyhood,
Dawn of Planet of The Apes
Music: John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Jay-Z, Steely Dan, Kanye West,
Outkast, Phoenix, Celia Cruz, Gustav Mahler, Marvin Gaye, Herbie
Hancock, Counting Crows, Drake, Stevie Wonder, Mayer Hawthorne,
Bruce Springsteen, Common, Charles Mingus, Arcade Fire, The
National, Frank Ocean, Brad Mehldau, Joshua Redman
Recently: Childish Gambino, SFJAZZ Collective, Beyonce, Pharrell,
The Hold Steady, The Roots
Food: i eat a lot of meat and dessert--and will pay top dollar to
discover creative ways of combining the two. I'm currently working
on a business model for Ben n' Jerky's, a high protein handheld
method for getting all the deliciousness of ice cream with all the
factory-sealed convenience of beef jerky.