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Matt Ruby

matt@mruby.com

Brooklyn, NY

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Ten books

  1. "Where I'm Calling From" by Raymond Carver
  2. "Lolita" by Vladimir Nabokov
  3. "Man and His Symbols" by Carl Jung
  4. "A Natural History of the Senses" by Diane Ackerman
  5. "The Omnivore's Dilemma" by Michael Pollan
  6. "Just Kids" by Patti Smith
  7. "The Moviegoer" by Walker Percy
  8. "Still Life With Woodpecker" by Tom Robbins
  9. "Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley
  10. "We Learn Nothing" by Tim Kreider

Ten musicians

  1. Jimmy Page
  2. Leonard Cohen
  3. Tom Petty
  4. Bob Dylan
  5. Lou Reed
  6. John Lennon
  7. David Bowie
  8. Marvin Gaye
  9. Billie Holliday
  10. Ray Davies

Ten artists

  1. Mark Rothko
  2. Kurt Schwitters
  3. Robert Rauschenberg
  4. Marc Chagall
  5. Alberto Giacometti
  6. Saul Bass
  7. Josef Muller-Brockmann
  8. George Hurrell
  9. El Lissitzky
  10. Esteban Vicente

Ten comedians

  1. Howard Stern
  2. Louis CK
  3. Doug Stanhope
  4. Norm Macdonald
  5. Bill Burr
  6. Chris Rock
  7. Paul F. Tompkins
  8. Woody Allen
  9. Gary Gulman
  10. Larry David

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