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

As a writer: published three nonfiction novels I Think, Therefore Who Am I?, Memoir of a Psychedelic Year, republished in Italy as Penso, dunque chi sono?; Digging Deeper, A Memoir of the Seventies; and most recently (see B& for cover picture) Getting Real, Drifting into Middle Age.

As a copy editor, I edit and style manuscripts for several 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.

About my librarySome writers I like or once liked or who were influences of one sort or another:

novels, novellas, short stories: Thomas Berger, Bukowski, Camus, Peter Carey, Celine, Pete Dexter, Dostoievski, Ralph Ellison, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gunter Grass, Russell Greenan, Ring Lardner, H.P. Lovecraft, Somerset Maugham, Henry Miller, John O'Hara, Annie Proulx, Philip Roth, Richard Russo, Hubert Selby Jr., John Updike, Stefan Zweig

mystery, noir: Eric Ambler, James M. Cain, Raymond Chandler, John le Carré, Tana French, Alan Furst, Chester Himes, Jean-Claude Izzo, Sebastien Japrisot, Walter Mosley, Georges 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, Aldous Huxley, Pauline Kael, A.J. Liebling, Phillip Lopate, Louis Menand, Montaigne, George Orwell, Jean Paul Sartre, Wilfrid Sheed



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 (Northampton, MA), Rogers Book Barn (Hillsdale, NY), St. Mark's Bookshop (New York City), Tattered Cover Book Store - Colfax Avenue (Denver)

Favorite librariesWoodstock Library


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Real namePeter Weissman

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