William Styrone, Pat Conroy and Wally Lamb. I loved Eat, Pray and Love and Memoirs of a Geisha. Some recent non-fiction books I've read and enjoyed include Bossypants by Tina Fey, Outliers and Game Change. One of my all time favorite non-fiction books is The Powers That Be, which is about the media.
My favorite movies include: A Few Good Men, Broadcast News, When Harry Met Sally, City Slickers (the first one, NOT the sequel), and The Way We Were. My favorite TV shows currently are The Newsroom, Real Time with Bill Maher, The Colbert Report and Nashville. I loved the first few seasons of Damages.
As for music, I like the Killers, the Indigo Girls, Alanis Morissette, Mark Knopfler, Melissa Etheridge and many others in the rock, alternative, folk rock, and country rock categories.
For food, I especially like Italian cuisine. Specific favorite foods include soft shell crab, grilled calamari, arugula and dates rolled in almonds.