The Only Way To Be The Real Deal

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I signed up for a set of DJ classes. I don’t like to sign up for anything. I don’t like to leave my room. I don’t like to go on the phone. I don’t like to answer emails. I don’t like to look at the news or go outside. I don’t like to look at […] Read On…

The Choices You Make Today Will Be Your Biography Tomorrow…

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I didn’t want to start a business. I wanted to interview prostitutes. I started a web series at HBO called “III:am” about what people were up to in NYC at 3 in the morning. Of course: I interviewed prostitutes, drug dealers, and probably you, if I ran into you at three in the morning. Sometimes […] Read On…

How Can I Be As Unhappy As Possible?

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I was happy when I sold my first company and made money. I was happy when I met my first wife. I loved her and on that first kiss I remember how much she was shaking because she was nervous and so was I. She wouldn’t kiss me until date 5. “Too fast,” she said. […] Read On…

I Went to the Democratic National Convention…

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In 1980. It was in NYC. I was 12 years old. I begged my dad if I could go. I called up the Democratic party national offices and said I “represented kids”. My dad simply dropped me off at Madison Square Garden. I had to find the guy who gave me a special pass. I […] Read On…

I Failed at 1,001 Things. Here’s What Happened Next:

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Every day for five years I wrote 3000 words a day and they all sucked. I wrote four novels and maybe 70 short stories. I sent every novel to about 40 agents and all the publishers. I only got form letter rejections back. Finally I gave up, left my job, moved cities, my girlfriend left […] Read On…