best justified misanthrope - 2003
A reptile expert, a purveyor of progressive-message T-shirts, an animal rescuer with access to the deep chambers of the notorious Center for Animal Care and Control, a hardcore bicyclist who restores bikes. A born matchmaker between the problem and the solution, resting temperature 93 degrees. That unflappable. With a million dogs abandoned at his gates, a million lame explanations ("I found this pit bull"/"My girlfriend stuck my ball python in the freezer"/"I promise I'll be back tomorrow for that bike"), ROBERT SHAPIRO has every reason to hate his fellow man. But he doesn't.