A. Musician, record label drone, record store slave
A. Writer. Duh.
A. New Trier High School / college schmollege
A. Miles Davis
A. Almost Famous
A. Arrested Development
A. Eat, sleep, write, sports, love, peace & hair grease
A. To steal a phrase from Viv Savage: "Have a good time, all the time."
A. Nick Hornby, John Irving, Stephen King, Tom Perrotta, Peter Biskind, Ben Elton, Jonathan Lethem, and Jonathan Tropper.
A. "High Fidelity" and "About a Boy" by Nick Hornby "The World According to Garp" by John Irving "Easy Riders, Raging Bulls" by Peter Biskind (I'm leaving one slot open for my readers to offer suggestions - AlanGoldsher@gmail.com)
A. "Ball Four" by Jim Bouton
A. Learn these two things: Know when you're done with a project, and learn to bounce back from rejection.
A. Dude, your stuff is, like, way weird.
A. The whole postmodern zombie craze -- which, to me, started with "Shaun of the Dead" and reached critical mass with "Pride & Prejudice & Zombies" -- seemed like a hoot, and I wanted in. I didn't know jack about Victorian literature, but I knew a a thing or three about the Beatles. And even though there will be cries of bandwagon jumping, the genesis of the book was fairly organic: I've always loved horror (Stephen King was one of the first "grown-up" writers I ever read), and I'm a Beatles nerd. It was a match made in heaven...or maybe in hell. Bwah hah hah hah hah hah!!!