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Evan Handler

Co-stars as “Charlie” in Showtime’s “Californication."

Evan Handler, who co-stars as “Charlie” in Showtime’s “Californication” airing tonight.

Last book I bought:
“God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything” by Christopher Hitchens and “The Happiest Toddler on the Block” by Harvey Karp, M.D. and Paula Spencer

Book I’m reading:
“The Happiest Toddler on the Block” — Gotta know how to handle the temper tantrums before we tell her there’s no God.

Total number of books I own:
A few hundred, several of which I’ve actually read.

Three books that mean a lot to me:
“White Noise” by Don DeLillo
“Sabbath’s Theater” by Philip Roth
“Time on Fire” by Evan Handler — There, now I can say my book has been mentioned alongside DeLillo and Roth in Variety.

Last film I saw:
Zana Briski and Ross Kauffman’s “Born Into Brothels,” Neil Burger’s “The Illusionist” and Yimou Zhang’s “Raise the Red Lantern” — all in one night. Just got the big screen TV and couldn’t stop looking at it.

Three films that mean a lot to me:
“Dog Day Afternoon,” directed by Sidney Lumet
“The Accidental Tourist,” directed by Lawrence Kasden
“All the President’s Men,” directed by Alan J. Pakula

Last CD I bought:
“Children Running Through,” Patty Griffin — Or, well…I didn’t actually buy it. But it’s the newest addition.

Song currently playing:
“Rockhouse Parts 1 &2,” Ray Charles — We dance to it with our baby every day.

Three Songs that mean a lot to me:
Tied for first: 67 different songs by Bob Dylan
“Sweet Thing,” Van Morrison
“I Second that Emotion,” Smokey Robinson and the Miracles — played at the wedding and all that

Favorite Drink:
I like to drink good wines.

Favorite Charity:
Leukemia Society of America, Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, Greenpeace — Why three books, three movies, three songs, but just one charity, one vacation, one vice, and one drink?

Favorite Vacation:
Every vacation is a good vacation. That said, I like to drive up to Big Sur. Or fly to Italy (my wife is from Bologna). Oh, and I’d like to go back to Australia someday.

Favorite Vice:
Food and Drink

Five people who I’d like to see answer this survey:
John Roberts, Anthony Kennedy, Antonin Scalia, Samuel Alito and (especially) Clarence “Long Dong Silver” Thomas – If they’d ever tell the truth.

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