There the resemblance ends.
Salinger took classes at Columbia but I actually got my degree there. I haven't had my work appear in The New Yorker yet, but I've been published in The Wall Street Journal, The Weekly Standard, and Commentary, on subjects like Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock, novelist and screenwriter Budd Schulberg, and the joys of Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide. I've also written one-act plays which have been performed off-off-Broadway, written and directed for a cable comedy show, done stand-up comedy, 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, both 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.
Even J.D. Salinger couldn't have summed himself up so briefly. But then he was a complex kind of guy.
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.
Film and theater. 🎬
My deli man. 🍔
Dark chocolate with sea salt and almonds.🍫
Friendship and love. ❤