Mayerling57
55Whitestone, United States
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My self-summary
I'm a professional writer. I've published articles and essays on the arts in newspapers, magazines and scholarly journals. At the moment I have some short stories and humor pieces in the works. I've also written one-act plays which have been performed off-off-Broadway, written and directed for a cable comedy show, and served time in the editorial departments of two major book publishing companies. I've traveled in nearly twenty countries and lived in Paris and Israel. My most recent trip abroad was to Vienna, where I discovered the delights of Wiener Schnitzel, Klimt, and the Cafe Sperl.

Beyond that, I can be witty, charming, sensual, over-intellectual, emotionally supportive, and damned interesting. Except on those days I'm not. But I try to make sure the good days predominate.

I like women who are cultured, good-hearted, psychologically astute without feeling the need to psychoanalyze me, streetwise and bookwise, and who consider kissing one of the finer arts.

I believe in serious thinking and having fun. And that both are more exhilarating when done with someone you love.
What I’m doing with my life
Reading, writing, going to films and plays I plan to review or simply enjoy. Hanging out in Manhattan cafes, reveling in nature wherever and whenever I can find it, and trying to avoid people with conspiracy theories.
I’m really good at
Separating the wheat from the chaff.
The first things people usually notice about me
I've been told I'm funny. And who am I to argue?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Love of the Last Tycoon; Thomas Wolfe, You Can't Go Home Again; Sartre, Nausea; Henry Miller, Tropic of Cancer; Maugham, The Razor's Edge; Philp Roth, Zuckerman Trilogy; Salinger, Nine Stories; Joseph Heller, Catch-22; Theodore Roszak, Flicker; Norman Mailer, Of a Fire on the Moon, Pauline Kael, I Lost it at the Movies; Saul Bellow, To Jerusalem and Back; Ben Hecht, A Child of the Century; Frederic Morton, A Nervous Splendor: Vienna 1888/1889

Films: Godard's Breathless, Chaplin's Modern Times, Citizen Kane, Rear Window, Vertigo, North by Northwest, 2001: A Space Odyssey, 8 1/2, Sunset Blvd., The Third Man, The Graduate, The Producers, (1968 version), Network, Manhattan, Chinatown, Kieslowski's Dekalog

Plays: Chekhov, The Seagull; Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest; Harold Pinter, No Man's Land; Albee, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Haagen Dazs Triple Chocolate, gin and tonic, Mahler's Symphony # 2, Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique, Rimski-Korsakov, jazz, Simon & Garfunkel, The Beatles, The Sopranos, the original British House of Cards, and news, news, news.

Some of my favorite places: Paris, the Temple of Dendur room at the Met, Oxford, Vienna's Cafe Sperl, Sag Harbor, Lincoln Center, the Cote d'Azur, The Strand bookstore, Kibbutz Degania Bet, and the Hungarian Pastry Shop right here in New York.
Six things I could never do without
Coffee. ☕
Books. 📙
Film and theater. 🎬
My deli man. 🍔
Dark chocolate with sea salt and almonds.🍫
Friendship and love. ❤
I spend a lot of time thinking about
People who say they're non-judgmental are simply concealing their judgments.
On a typical Friday night I am
This IS Friday night.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I used to play the flutophone. (Google it.)
You should message me if
If you're looking for a warm, witty, well-traveled, well-read, sexy, modest man.
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