Pushy questions for…

Phil Rosenthal, creator of "Everybody Loves Raymond" and author of the just-published "You're Lucky You're Funny: How Life Becomes A Sitcom"

Last book I bought:
“Among the Thugs,” by Bill Buford

Book I’m reading:
“Among the Thugs”

Total number of books I own:
Hundreds

Five books that mean a lot to me:
“To Kill A Mockingbird,” Harper Lee
“Without Feathers,” Woody Allen
“Catcher in the Rye,” J.D. Salinger
“A Classic Treasury ,” Dr. Seuss
“In Cold Blood,” Truman Capote

Last film I saw:
“Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan,” directed by Larry Charles

Last DVD I bought:
“24 — Season Four”

Total number of films I own:
Hundreds (but more films than books)

Five films that mean a lot to me:
“Jaws,” Steven Spielberg
“Mary Poppins,” Robert Stevenson
“Godfather 1 & 2,” Francis Ford Coppola
“Network,” Sidney Lumet
“Broadway Danny Rose,” Woody Allen

Stereo or iPod:
Both

Last CD or song I bought:
“Ray Sings, Basie Swings,” Ray Charles and the Count Basie Orchestra

Song currently playing:
Bob Dylan, “Thunder on the Mountain”

Five songs that mean a lot to me
“Thunder Road,” Bruce Springsteen
“Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out,” Bruce Springsteen
“The Secret of Life,” James Taylor
“Over the Rainbow,” Keith Jarrett
“Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me,” Elton John

Favorite wine:
Petrus 1961

Favorite charity:
The Flourish Foundation

Favorite vacation:
Italy

Favorite vice:
Drinking wine

Five people I’d like to see answer this survey:
Bruce Springsteen, Woody Allen, Jack Benny, Walter Matthau and my kids, Ben and Lily

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