Job Title: Manager
On your nightstand now: Actually an end table. Yes Please by Amy Poehler.
Favorite book when you were a child: I liked the Encyclopedia Brown series when I was little.
Your top five authors: Mark Twain, John Irving, Anne Tyler, Richard Russo, James Lee Burke, Stephen King, John Steinbeck (I know that’s seven.)
Book you are an evangelist for: The Ice Storm by Rick Moody
Book that changed your life: Corny, but I think Lord of the Flies and Catcher in the Rye really turned me into a reader.
Book you'd take with you to a desert island: Infinite Jest. It’s long and I haven’t had a chance to read it.
Best way to spend a weekend: Hanging out with my family and friends, reading, playing basketball and watching a good movie or tv show.
Your go-to pick for movie night: Anchorman
Window or Aisle: Aisle
What is the first giveaway that a book is going to be good: I think the great authors lock you in from the first paragraph by either immediately making you care about the characters or get you curious about what will happen next.
Best TV or Movie adaptation of a book: What’s Eating Gilbert Grape - great book, great movie.
Website you have spent the most time reading: Onion Av Club and Grantland (tie).

Len's Recent Reviews

Caddyshack not only tells the story of the making of the comedy classic, but also the influence humor pioneers from the National Lampoon and Saturday Night Live had on the making of the film. Lots of great behind the scenes stories here, especially concerning the rivalry between Chevy Chase and Bill Murray.
 
 
 
 
Death looms over this collection of short stories, but it's paired with an understanding of the absurdity of life. Johnson is such a good writer that I felt myself almost racing through the pages. An excellent swan song for a wonderful writer.

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