Books have been an integral part of my life since teaching myself
to read with Huck Finn ("see spot run" did nothing for me). Among
my favorite writers: Calvino, Neruda, Joyce, Salinger, Nabakov,
Faulkner, Pynchon, Marquez, Rushdie, Kundera, Ondaatje, and
Movies: The English Patient, A Clockwork Orange, Rocky Horror, Last
Tango, Swept Away (The Wertmuller original), Seven Beauties,
Amacord, The Secretary.
Music is as important to me as reading, maybe more so. My taste is
broad and eclectic. In the last 24 hours I've listened to: Joan
Armatrading, Buddy Guy, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Motorhead,
Buju Banton, Patti Smith, Pixies, David Bowie, and tracks from 3
With food too, my taste is broad. I like flavors (both subtle and
potent) from every cuisine. I cook a lot of Asian fusion, as well
as Mediterranean, and Latin American influenced dishes.