where the writers are

Favorite Books

There are too many of these to list, and I'm not sure how one trumps another

What I'm Reading

Recent reading includes The Family by Jeff Sharlet, The Wrecking Crew by Thomas Frank, and A movable feast by Kenneth F. Kiple.

Favorite Authors

These include (in no particular order) John Updike, Kurt Vonnegut, Rohinton Mistry, Thirty Umrigar, Charles Dickens, George Orwell, Anne Tyler, V.S. Naipaul, and many others.


My main influences were the books published prior to mine by the now-defunct Moon Publications of Chico, CA. In particular, I thought that background information (politics, economics, food, culture, history, ecology) were important to include.