Since I am a writer and a journalist, of course I love to read. Some of my favorite authors are: Fyodor Dostoevsky, Gabriel García Marquez, John Steinbeck, Victor Hugo, Oscar Wilde, Edgar Allen Poe, Tennessee Williams, Philip Roth, Kafka, and Cormac McCarthy.
As far as movies are concerned, my favorite directors are: Stanley Kubrick, The Coen Brothers, Akira Kurosawa, Woody Allen, Ang Lee, and Martin Scorsese.
I love all animals but my favorite is, without a doubt, the cat.
I have always liked good wine and healthy foods; in fact, I became a professional sommelier in 1990.
I was never much of a drinker, at the most a glass of fine wine every once in a while however, recently I have totally stopped drinking.
In 2011, I became a vegetarian. (That’s right, no more sushi!)
Music and the music industry have given me a lot. I began working as a deejay in Italian clubs when I was very young. You can get more information about my career in the work section of my website.
Amongst the musicians, composers, and singers that I almost always enjoy listening to are: Donny Hathaway, Marvin Gaye, India Aire, Miles Davis, Fabrizio De Andrè, Van Morrison, Aretha Franklin, Angie Stone, and Notorious B.I.G.. I also love Indian tabla music and chants, and of course soulful and deep house.
Here are some things that I don’t like: intolerance, racism, prejudice, aggressive behavior, the word of God being manipulated, the ostracism of women for any reason and especially in religions. I do not like dogma, censuring, those who complain about futile things, those who complain about important things and don’t react, incivility, impoliteness, and those who judge others by their outside appearance or dress.
Things I don’t like on a lighter note: garlic (I am allergic to it), humidity, temperatures that exceed 25 degrees (75° F), dust (I am allergic), people who raise their voices unnecessarily, loud noise, perfume, nostalgia, big (black) dogs not kept on leashes.
Well, that’s it for the moment.