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Biography & Contact

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Upcoming Works

  • Waiting for the Apocalypse: A Memoir of Faith and Family Second memoir in progress

Causes I Support

  • Sierra Club; Public Library; Public Schools; Crowden Music Center; Women's Cancer Resource Center; Democratic Party

Agents

  • Al Zuckerman, Writer's House

Contact Agents

  • 21 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10010

Publishers

  • W.W. Norton & Co., Seal Press, Adam's Media, Woodbine Press

Contact Publishers

  • W. W. NORTON & COMPANY, INC. 500 Fifth Avenue New York, N.Y. 10110 Tel 212-354-5500

Influences

  • Books: All of Nabokov's novels but especially "Lolita," William Carlos Williams's "Spring and All," Walt Whitman's "Song of Myself," Camus' "The Myth of Sisyphus," Steinbeck's novels, of course. Milton, Shakespeare, Kafka, Sartre, Ginsberg, Woolf, Joyce, Austen, Orwell, Carver, and so many more. Films: the Maysles brothers' "Grey Gardens," Errol Morris's "Gates of Heaven," Joe Berlinger's & Bruce Sinofsky's "Brother's Keeper." Not to mention Cassavetes, Scorcese, Coppola, Woody Allen, Stanley Kubrick, and Fred Zinnemann
    Other: Mark Twain, Clark McKowen (a college prof), Bertrand Russell, Toni Morrison, Marianne Moore, Christopher Hitchens, Samuel Beckett, violinist Nadia Salerno-Sonenberg, John Donne, Emily Dickinson, Stereolab, and Beethoven (particularly his "Moonlight Sonata").