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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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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. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Nelson Mandela

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. Adolf Hitler.
"Seriously, Adolf, you're a wonderful house painter, keep at it."

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. honesty, diligence, a good head for liquor

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