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I studied journalism and I tend to appreciate remarkable, true
stories that read like fiction.
My all-time favorite is “In Cold Blood,” thoroughly reported and
beautifully written by Truman Capote.
I’ve enjoyed reading Jon Krakauer’s books, most of which are
modern-day adventure stories: Into the Wild, Into Thin Air, Under
the Banner of Heaven, Where Men Win Glory: The Pat Tillman
Malcolm Gladwell packages research into easy reading that makes me
feel smart: The Tipping Point, Blink and Outliers.
David Sedaris usually sends me into inappropriate public fits of
laughter: Holidays on Ice, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Naked, When You
are Engulfed in Flames.
Junot Diaz’s writing is gritty, heartfelt and real: This Is How You
Lose Her, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Drown.
I recently finished reading “The Night of the Gun,” an incredible
memoir about addiction written by the late New York Times reporter,
I tend to like anything that is thought-provoking / original. There
are so many, and for so many different reasons. Here are just a
Good Will Hunting, Y Tu Mama Tambien, El Laberinto del Fauno,
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Memento, Kolya, Carlito's
Way, 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Graduate, Cidade de Deus,
Schindler's List, Spellbound, Grizzly Man and Casablanca.
I’ve resisted the urge to watch some of the incredible cable series
that have been popular lately. I know I’m missing out, but it’s for
my own health. Once I start, I know I’ll get sucked into binge
watching and won’t be able to pull myself away from the
My musical tastes are eclectic, but I have a soft spot for classic
Rhythm and Blues and Soul. Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, Al Green,
Marvin Gaye, Van Morrison, Ray LaMontagne and the Alabama Shakes
are some of my favorite artists.
I also love National Public Radio (NPR) and listen every day. Some
of my favorite podcasts include: This American Life, Fresh Air, and