Dave calls himself a writer because “guy who sits in his jammies with a laptop, watching old episodes of Law & Order all day” doesn’t fit conveniently into the space for “0ccupation” in the IRS tax forms. He actually gets paid to eat, reviewing restaurants for St. Louis Magazine. His nonfiction books about Japan, including The Connoisseur’s Guide to Sushi, have been translated into German, Italian, and Japanese, which makes him, in a way, the generational voice of the Axis powers. He is a trifle taller than his writing makes him sound.
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