New York City, NY -- August 31, 2007

In front of Zabar's gourmet grocery, listening to opera--Tchaikovsky with Italian lyrics. His translation (he’s Italian): Daddy doesn’t want, Mommy doesn’t want, how are we going to make love?

Favorite book of all time—Ulysses, by James Joyce. It’s the universal story of every man. He’s read it innumerably, refers to it constantly.

How are sales? In the summer not many people are buying books in this neighborhood. But, in general, people in this neighborhood buy better stuff than most. Here, he said, you have an intellectual population of writes, editors, actors, newspaper people.

Right now he’s reading Ian McEwan’s On Chesil Beach.

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