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James S. Hirsch

James S. Hirsch is former reporter for The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. He is the author of four nonfiction books, including the New York Times bestseller. Hurricane: The Miraculous Journey of Rubin Carter, which was the basis for the film of the same name starring Denzel Washington. Hirsch is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has a master’s degree from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas. He lives in the Boston area with his wife, Sheryl, and their children, Amanda and Garrett. Born and raised in St. Louis, he remains a diehard Cardinal fan.
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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. I live to write the perfect sentence.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. To fix anything in the house.

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Las Vegas

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. bagels

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. baseball player

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