where the writers are

Favorite Books

A Man With a Maid (vol 1-3); Seeing is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees; Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind, The Recognitions.

What I'm Reading

Abraham Verghese's "Cutting Through Stone"; Ariel Schrag's "Likewise"; Mikail Bulcakov's "The Master and Margarita" (reread).

Favorite Authors

Aside from "Influences," Flannery O'Connor, A.J. Liebling, and Elmore Leonard.

Influences

Starting out, Ernest Hemingway and Raymond Chandler. Currently, Joan Didion and Janet Malcolm -- and Will Cuppy for the footnotes.