|Contributor since:||February 2009|
|Location:||True/Slant's Massachusetts Bay colony|
I've listened to Mort Zuckerman brag about the size of his yacht, reminisced with Donald Trump about the NJ Generals and sloshed back $150 bottles of wine with Gordon Getty on camera. I've written extensively for Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Inc., Barron's, the AP, The Washington Post Magazine and many other outlets. I also write and edit the Cabot Green Investor (www.cabot.net/green), a newsletter on eco-friendly investing. In addition to writing about business titans and investing, I also write about exotic travel and wine. I'm based on Boston's north shore, with my wife Jeanne, also a writer, our baby daughter, who likes saying new words, and our cat, who sleeps on the daily paper. Reach me at bcoffey at riverleap dot com.
I'm Known For...
magazine writing, stock picking
My Current Project
a book about a man who was briefly the richest person in the world before a cult, tax collectors and a suspicious killing left him to something less than ideal retirement.
My Greatest Achievement
is yet to be recognized by others
My Biggest Regret
I do not regret a thing
I Truly Respect
the laws of nature
Moments I'd Like To Forget
It is already forgotten
Things That Really Happened
1) That statue at Ballinspittle really moved one summer.
2) There is an man buried in the Verrazzano Bridge.
3) I hit a 350-foot homer in little league, to the opposite field, in the air
Where I'd Like To Be 10 Years From Now
10 years further from 10 years ago.
How else would we get to chat?
What I'm Currently Addicted To...
thinking of names for our next baby
This Is Annoying Me...
using 'at the end of the day' in any context but when the sun goes down.
This Is Making Me Worry...
the high cost of health insurance
This Is Bringing Me Joy...
my 18-month old trying to do 'itsy-bitsy spider'
I'm Running From...
I don't run from anything
This Is Helping Me Create...
the graphical user interface of my micro-computer
This Is Making Me Think - Hard...
Can't Do Without
Books on actual paper
Brendan Behan, JM Synge, Don DeLillo, David Mitchell, Tim O'Brien, Bob Ryan, Bernard Sumner.
My Secret Ambition
to be, like Samuel Beckett, reachable only by telephone and only between the hours of 11 am and 1pm, and when that becomes too much, to get a line that only calls out.