I moved here to L.A. in late January from my hometown of Philadelphia.
I like to spend my free time eating at restaurants with friends, reading novels in parks, going to the movies, and attending interesting, quirky events & happenings. (I also try my best to keep up with the almost burdensome amount of current good TV). I like to take long walks through city neighborhoods and go on woodsy hikes through national parks. I like a nice balance between relaxation and social activity. I love conversations that swing on a pendulum between nonsense and the deep psychological truths of humankind. Though I'm not above talking about the weather, when necessary.
I was raised Jewish. I have no religious beliefs anymore (though I do like certain Buddhist teachings) but I'm still all for being hoisted up in a chair repeatedly by several grown men at every possible celebration.
I should be up front and admit that most of my life I've had an addiction to pop-tarts. I go through about a pack a day.
Last I looked, the amazon page said that customers who viewed my book also viewed a chandelier, so you know it’s a novel with class. (A chandelier that admittedly only costs $119 but still.)
I'm here in LA, making my way into the entertainment industry. I recently wrapped a gig as an Associate Producer for the ABC game show To Tell the Truth and shortly before I worked for Lip Sync Battle.
Vertigo, Back to the Future, The Apartment, The Truman Show, It's a Wonderful Life, The Thin Red Line, Unforgiven, The Lion King, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Catch Me if You Can, Jerry Maguire, Magnolia, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Giant, Mary Poppins, Goodfellas, Cast Away, What About Bob, Annie Hall, Pulp Fiction, Children of Men, The Best Years of Our Lives, The Tree of Life
Arcade Fire, The Beatles, The Kinks, Electric Light Orchestra, The Velvet Underground, Neko Case, Simon and Garfunkel, The Rolling Stones, Basia Bulat, Fleet Foxes, Emmy the Great, M83, Philip Glass, Smokey Robinson, The Supremes, Youth Lagoon, The War on Drugs, Lord Huron, Simian Mobile Disco
John Updike's Rabbit Series, American Pastoral, Never Let Me Go, The Time Traveler's Wife, Catch-22, The Good Earth, Harry Potter, Time and Again, The Stolen Child, The Naked Ape, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Cloud Atlas, The Sense of an Ending, 11/22/63, Thinking: Fast & Slow, Infinite Jest, The Goldfinch
Breaking Bad, Mad Men, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, The Wonder Years, Seinfeld, Friends, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Parks & Recreation, Boy Meets World, The Sopranos, The Wire, Arrested Development, Freaks & Geeks, The Americans