I am a lawyer and an international bestselling author. An
"international bestseller" sounds better than a regular bestseller,
but it really isn't. It means I am a bestselling author, but not in
this country. It still counts, though.
I like good books and great movies. I appreciate anything that can
I enjoy museums; and I'll go to the ones with art in them as well
as the ones with dinosaurs in them. I like brunch, both as a
philosophical idea and as an excuse to drink in the morning.
What I’m doing with my life
Keeping busy, spending my free time writing my next novel and actively trying to avoid embarrassment.
I’m really good at
1. Mixing cocktails.
2. Telling stories.
3. Figuring out which way I am facing when I come out of the
subway, based on the angle of the sun.
The first things people usually notice about me
The other day, I saw a dude walking down the street with a parrot
on his shoulder. His shirt was covered in bird poop. If you asked
him this question, he'd tell you people notice his eyes. Or maybe
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Liking Wes Anderson is kind of a cliche these days, but I've watched "Rushmore" at least twice a year for more than a decade, and I just upgraded from my Criterion DVD to a Criterion Blu-Ray so, whatever.
My favorite book is one I wrote, because I am totally narcissistic. But I also like Dashiell Hammett, Hunter Thompson, Hemingway and Philip Roth. And Byron.
The six things I could never do without
2. The cinematic ouvre of Paul W. S. Anderson, who should never be confused with the other, inferior film director also named Paul Anderson.
3. Hilarious monkeys.
5. Cargo pants.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Carbs. And revenge.
On a typical Friday night I am
Doing the same thing I do every night: trying to take over the world.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I sometimes confuse Gabriel Garcia Marquez with Gael Garcia
Also: My favorite Marvel superhero is Doctor Doom.
Also: I would use a fountain pen if I wasn't left-handed.