Books: Graham Greene, Raymond Chandler, James M. Cain, John Cheever, Bernard Malamud, Raymond Carver, Richard Yates, Edna O'Brien, Alice Munro, Philip Roth. Frederick Exley's A Fan's Notes!
Movies: Argh too many... His Girl Friday, The Awful Truth, Out of the Past, In a Lonely Place, Sweet Smell of Success, All About Eve, North By Northwest, Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Shoot the Piano Player, Army of Shadows... The Godfather, Broadway Danny Rose, After Hours, This Is Spinal Tap, In The Mood For Love, You Can Count On Me, Squid and the Whale...
Music: Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, Bo Diddley, Rolling Stones, James Brown, Beatles, Otis Redding, Dylan, Motown, Stax, The Kinks, Marvin Gaye, Velvet Underground, Creedence, Modern Lovers, Bowie, Curtis Mayfield, Television, Iggy, Joy Division, Ramones, Prince...
My opinion of most Indie Rock: yawn.
TV: Mad Men, UK Office, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Parks and Rec, Simpsons (old ones), Get Smart, The Odd Couple, Batman (1960s), Cheers (Diane years), The Honeymooners...
Food: Just about everything as long as it doesn't have celery.
You could care less about Game of Thrones.
You think of Brooklyn as a place and not a lifestyle.
You don't wear yoga pants and pink sneakers.
Eating pizza while watching Gilmore Girls sounds more appealing to you than teaching creative writing to children in Myanmar.
This may come off as off-putting, but if you're self-obsessed, solipsistic, and like to dominate conversations by talking about yourself incessantly, I am not the guy for you.
You're Elena Ferrante.