Fiction: Austen, Tolstoy, Hemingway, Thomas Mann.
Nonfiction: Jared Diamond, Robert Caro, Edward Abbey, Bill
Tearing through Jonathan Franzen right now. (Rankings: Freedom >
Strong Motion > The Corrections)
If I were limited to just a single book to have on a desert island,
it would be "The Odyssey."
Random: Calvin & Hobbes. I wanted to be Calvin when I was
young, and I haven't grown out of it.
Movies: Mel Brooks, Monty Python, and Bill Murray. "Thank You for
Smoking" (movie was better than the book). I was once a teenaged
boy, so I come with a full complement of Star Wars references (your
cue to say "I have a bad feeling about this").
Shows: Arrested Development, Boston Legal (were I a litigator, I'd
want to be Alan Shore), Big Bang Theory, Colbert. Guilty pleasures:
Pawn Stars, Bar Rescue.
Music: Melody required. My radio presets are pop (3), country (2),
and NPR. Passionate about impassioned classical music (Beethoven
& Brahms, please). When at the office, I don't always listen to
Led Zepplin on Pandora, but when I do, so does the CPA next
Food: I will try anything twice. Having applied that rule, I now
draw the line at dim sum. Otherwise anything is fair game. My
default any-time-of-day meal is polenta with poached eggs and
sriracha. If you offer me raclette I will offer to marry you on the