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Frank McCourt, author, plays harmonica with the Rock Bottom Remainders at UCLA to benefit 826LA, Saturday at 8 p.m.

Last book I bought:
“The March” by E.L. Doctorow

Book I’m reading:
“Paddy Whacked: The Untold Story of the Irish-American Gangster” by T.J. English

Total number of books I own:
2,000

Five books that mean a lot to me:
“The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain
“The Sun Also Rises” by Ernest Hemingway
“Ulysses” by James Joyce
“The Collected Stories of William Trevor”
“Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen

Last film I saw:
“The Entertainer,” directed by Tony Richardson 

Last DVD I bought:
I don’t. My wife gets them through her membership in BAFTA.

Total number of films I own:
150 or so

Five films that mean a lot to me:
“The Horse’s Mouth,” directed by Ronald Neame
“Top Hat,” directed by Mark Sandrich
“Tom Jones,” directed by Tony Richardson
“Guys and Dolls,” directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz
“On the Waterfront,” directed by Elia Kazan

Stereo or iPod:
Stereo

Last CD or song I bought:
“The Long Black Veil,” the Chieftains

Song currently playing:
“The Rocky Road to Dublin,” the Chieftains with the Rolling Stones

Five songs that mean a lot to me:
“I Can’t Give You Anything but Love,” Billy Holiday
“Phil the Fluther’s Ball,” the one and only Frank McCourt
“September Song,” Walter Huston
“Sentimental Journey,” Louis Armstrong
“Who Threw the Overalls in Mrs. Murphy’s Chowder?,” Bing Crosby

Favorite wine:
Medoc

Favorite charity:
Concern Worldwide USA

Favorite vacation:
Walking any beach on Long Island

Favorite vice:
Impatience

Five people who I’d like to see answer this survey:
Philip Roth, Edna O’Brien, Billy Collins, Calvin Trillin, Roddy Doyle

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