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Right now, I'm reading:
'The River's Tale: A Year on the Mekong' by Edward Gargan (because that's where I am, though it hasn't been a year yet).

My favorite story of all time is:
impossible to choose, but the other day I was thinking that 'A Fine Balance' might be the best novel I ever read.

In bed I like to read:
but only sometimes.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
thisamericanlife.org. OK, that's not reading, but truth be told, I listen to more stories than I read. Ira Glass rocks my world. Also, I've somewhat belatedly become a fan of The Moth. Am currently loving the podcast.

If you were to throw up your hands in exasperation and yell "it's the story of my life," what would you be talking about?
It would involve getting something I didn't want and/or not getting something I did want. The jury's still out on the getting-what-I-need part.

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