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Gene Weingarten

Gene Weingarten in 2014
Born Gene Norman Weingarten
(1951-10-02) October 2, 1951 (age 65)
New York, New York U.S.
Residence Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C. U.S.
Nationality American
Education The Bronx High School of Science
New York University
Occupation Writer
Years active 1972–present
Employer The Washington Post
Children 2

I have two favorites: Reading Kierkegaard while listening to Mozart's Piano Concerto 9 in E Flat Major, and reading early Bazooka Joe comics in Hebrew.
Gene Weingarten
I am the most skilled parallel parker the world has ever known.
Because I live and work in Washington, D.C., I have a ringside seat at the world capital of The Persuasive Arts, or, as I like to call it, The Opinions Racket.
Gene Weingarten
The Pulitzer is a crapshoot. Your piece has to hit a few people the right way at the right moment.
Gene Weingarten
While it is true that many hep C victims became infected through blood transfusions or organ transplants or in other innocent ways, mine was contracted during my college years, when I showed as much care for my personal health as your average suicide bomber.
Gene Weingarten
When she was too young to resist, or even to understand, I turned my daughter into a lifelong, rabid Yankees fan.
Gene Weingarten
I felt like I was never going to be a great writer. I felt like I was going to be a good writer at best. I wanted to be great at something.
Gene Weingarten
Sometimes, homely things are done for the best reasons in the world and thus achieve a beauty of their own.
Gene Weingarten
When you are interviewing someone, don't just write down what he says. Ask yourself: Does this guy remind you of someone? What does the room feel like? Notice smells, voice inflection, neighborhoods you pass through. Be a cinematographer.
Gene Weingarten
The whole point of corporate mascots is to be distinctive. No one in his right mind would ever confuse the Hamburglar with Mayor McCheese.
Gene Weingarten
For $60, I once bought a neck massage at a 'massage parlor' that advertised in 'The Washington Post.'
Gene Weingarten