His favorite author of all time--Paulo Coelho. Coelho, he said, with the knowledge of someone whose first language is Portuguese, means Rabbit. He also said that, though Coelho is a best selling author, he read an article somewhere that says that a lot of people don't finish his books. They just sit on the shelf.
Another favorite Brazilian author--Jorge Amado, who he described as writing soap opera-like stories about the history of Brazil.
He is also reading The Power of Now, which he's discussed with his nine-year-old daughter, who has no problem with living in the now. Children, he said, don't have to worry about paying the bills.
Early in the morning, heading into Los Angeles, sharing the road with mostly just the truckers.