Okay, my name is Drew Magary and I'm the author of "The Postmortal." I'm also a managing editor at Deadspin, the sports blog famous for broadcasting photos of Brett Favre's penis to the world. Chances are, you P&P customers aren't exactly large consumers of nude athlete photos, but maybe I'll be pleasantly surprised. I also write for GQ, and I've written for a bunch of other places like NPR, NBC, Maxim, and more. Oooh, NPR! Now there's this bookstore's sweet spot.
1. What's one thing you love about independent bookstores?
Do they have a train table for my kid to play with while I fart around looking at sex manuals? Then that. If no train table, they better have booze. I like a boozy bookstore.
2. What's your blogging philosophy?
All I try to do every day is be as entertaining and involving as possible for the reader. If I've caused you to put off work and waste hours of time dicking around, then I've succeeded.
3. Who are your readers?
That white dude coming out of the 4P's to smoke a cigarette? That's my guy.
4. What's your favorite D.C. blog?
The DC Sports bog, Dan Steinberg's blog for the Washington Post. Steinz is the best.
5. How can the analog medium of books & the digital mediums make beautiful creative babies?
By killing all the analog books and going digital forever. Books are heavy. I don't like carrying them.
Three Book Recommendations
"The Dirt," by Neil Strauss & Motley Crue. Think the life of an 80's hair metal band is vapid and somewhat repugnant? Oh, it is. It so is. That's why this is the greatest book ever written.
"The Monster of Florence," by Douglas Preston with Mario Spezi. Lots of killing. Lots of Italian prosecutorial incompetence. Plus espresso sipping.
"The Long Walk," by Richard Bachmann. A group of teenagers are forced to walk until they die. I hate teenagers, so this is pretty much my dream scenario come to life.