George Michelsen Foy

George Michelsen Foy is the author of one non-fiction book and co-author of another. He has published twelve novels, some under a pseudonym. He has been an investigative reporter, writer, and/or editor for BusinessWeek, the International Herald Tribune, the Cape Cod Times, and the Register, and his articles, reviews, and stories have been published by Rolling Stone, The Boston Globe, Harper’s, and Men’s Journal. He has also held jobs as tunnel laborer, shipping clerk, merchant seaman and forklift operator. He was educated at the London School of Economics and Bennington College, and teaches creative writing at New York University. He lives in coastal Massachusetts with his wife, two children, and one Maine coon cat.

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Have our noise-soaked lives driven us mad? And is absolute silence an impossible goal—or the one thing that can save us? A lively tale of one man’s quest to find the grail of total quiet.---“ I don’t know at what point noise became intolerable for me,” George Michelsen Foy writes as he recalls standing on a subway platform in Manhattan, hands clamped firmly over his ears, face contorted in pain. But only then does Foy realize how overwhelmed he is by the city’s...

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. if not here, where? if not now, when?

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. people on cellphones in public places

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Myself. The source of all true fear.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. "on one level ... on another level"

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. I listen. Most people don't. Which doesn't mean I'm always interested, but I do listen.

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