In no particular order, here are some people and books that I highly recommend.
Family & Friends: Marya Graff (beautiful wife), Felix Graff (wonderful son, terrific soccer player), Cosmo Graff (wonderful son, future ship's captain), Sean Graff (thoughtful brother, amazing photographer), Kirstin Scott (delightful sister-in-law, captivating writer), Frank Sennett (friend, editor, novelist, countryman), Joel Reese (friend, wordsmith, frisbee tosser), Ian Chipman (the comic-book gourmand), Carlos Orellana (trencherman), Josh Hetherington (mate, good with a hug), Jenni Lamb-Hetherington (friend, playwright), Sarah Hadley (photographer), Robert Buscemi (comic relief), Sven Davies (toastmaster), Ilene Cooper (author), Bill Ott (boss), Heather Sennett (tastemistress), and more to come.
Recent Favorite Books: Driving on the Rim, by Thomas McGuane; Junkyard Dogs, by Craig Johnson; The Black Minutes, by Martin Solares; The Good Son, by Michael Gruber; The Nearest Exit, by Olen Steinhauer; Nowhere to Run, by C. J. Box; No More Heroes, by Ray Banks; Shades of Grey, by Jasper Fforde; Soccernomics, by Simon Kuper and Stefan Szymanski; Blind Eye, by Stuart MacBride; Generosity, by Richard Powers; Twisted Tree, by Kent Meyers; An Expensive Education, by Nick McDonnell; Bad Things Happen, by Harry Dolan; The Beckham Experiment, by Grant Wahl; Zeitoun, by Dave Eggers; The Dark Horse, by Craig Johnson; Do Not Deny Me, by Jean Thompson; Far North, by Marcel Theroux; Palos Verdes Blue, by John Shannon; Pygmy, by Chuck Palahniuk; Amberville, by Tim Davys; The Tourist, by Olen Steinhauer; Death by Leisure, by Chris Ayres; Flesh House, by Stuart MacBride; Crime, by Irvine Welsh; The Gone-Away World, by Nick Harkaway; Bloody Confused! by Chuck Culpepper; Ghost Train to the Eastern Star, by Paul Theroux; Mine All Mine , by Adam Davies; I could go on.
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