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Sad to say, computers and long work hours have hijacked my book
On my office book shelf: Practical Homicide Investigation, League
of Women Voters Directory of Elected Officials, Spanish-English
Dictionary, a Book of Thomas Wolfe short stories ("Only the Dead
Know Brooklyn" is a favorite), The Joys of Yiddish by Leo Rosten
(Love to sprinkle the occasional foreign word into a story), and
Everyone Comes to Elaine's By A.E. Hotchner (R.I.P. Fat Lady, you
Music: Mostly matches my personality - Jazz is my brain candy, sold
my soul to Rock 'n' Roll, and Latin and Bossa Nova get my hips
Two favorite Country-Western songs -- "I like my women a little on
the trashy side" and "Prop me up beside the juke box when I die and
pay your respects a quarter at a time."
Movies: "The Lives of Others" - Took me back to bouncing around the
two Germanies covering the fall of The Wall.
"Bull Durham" and "Field of Dreams" - especially for a guy who is
NOT into sports.
Jules and Jim, King of Hearts, Harold and Maude, Babette's Feast,
Manhattan, Wings of Desire, and the usual Marx Brothers, Fred and
Ginger, plus the Coen Brothers, early Woody Allen (His 'Midnight in
Paris' was a big comeback for him).
NOT - repeat NOT - into shoot-em-ups, guts-n-gore, hi-speed chase
action stuff or Disney fluff. I like "thinking" movies.
FOOD: The appreciation of a fine restaurant meal, the occasional
kindness of friends' home cooking and the standard reporter's lower
right hand desk drawer stock of Cup O' Noodles soup, Snicker's bars
and a bottle of Jack or Jim.