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About meFreelance copy editor and writer working out of my home in Woodstock, New York.

As a writer: published two nonfiction novels I Think, Therefore Who Am I?, Memoir of a Psychedelic Year, republished in Italy as Penso, dunque chi sono?; and Digging Deeper, A Memoir of the Seventies ... to be followed in a few months by Getting Real, Drifting into Middle Age. The profile photo, above, will be on the cover.

As a copy editor, I edit and style manuscripts for so-called "mainstream publishers." I've never made a whole lot of money doing this but it's bought me the time to write when I'm not editing. And then, there's the benefit of living by my own schedule. To decompress, I watch more television and see more movies than most. For exercise I bicycle, the five months or so when the wind chill is tolerable. I also like to cook.

About my libraryFavorite and/or influential writers, as I prefer them (for example, Didion and Mailer the essay writers vs. novelists):

novels, novellas, short stories: Russell Banks, Thomas Berger, Bukowski, Anthony Burgess, Camus, Celine, Pete Dexter, Dostoievski, Ralph Ellison, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gunter Grass, Russell Greenan, Ring Lardner, H.P. Lovecraft, Somerset Maugham, Henry Miller, Henri de Monfreid, John O'Hara, Annie Proulx, Philip Roth, J.D. Salinger, Stefan Zweig

mystery, espionage, noir: Eric Ambler, James M. Cain, Raymond Chandler, John le Carré, Tana French, Alan Furst, Chester Himes, Jean-Claude Izzo, Sebastien Japrisot, Walter Mosley, Simenon, Martin Cruz Smith, Julian Symons, Jim Thomson

nonfiction (history, philosophy, psychology, spirituality): Henri Bergson, Isaiah Berlin, Gurdjieff, Tony Judt, Jung, Keyserling, Kierkegaard, Krishnamurti, Claudio Naranjo, Nietzsche, Ouspensky, Dane Rudhyar, Oswald Spengler, Tocqueville

nonfiction (art, film, journalism, personal essays and criticism): Joan Didion, Manny Farber, Elie Faure, William Hazlitt, Robert Hughes, Aldous Huxley, Pauline Kael, Milan Kundera, A.J. Liebling, Phillip Lopate, Norman Mailer, André Malraux, Louis Menand, Montaigne, George Orwell, Jean Paul Sartre, Wilfrid Sheed, Hunter Thompson, Colin Wilson, Edmund Wilson

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Favorite bookstoresDove & Hudson (Albany), Elliott Bay Book Company (Seattle), Half Moon Books (Kingston, NY), Herridge Books (Wellfleet, MA), Inquiring Minds (New Paltz, NY), Our Bookstore (Saugerties, NY), Powell's City of Books (Portland), Raven Used Book Shop, Rogers Book Barn (Hillsdale, NY), St. Mark's Bookshop (New York City), Tattered Cover Book Store - Colfax Avenue (Denver)

Favorite librariesWoodstock Library

Homepagehttp://www.amazon.com/I-Think-Therefore-Who-Am/dp/1425702937

Real namePeter Weissman

LocationWoodstock, New York

Emailcopyedit52gmail.com

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Member sinceNov 12, 2008

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