James Salter Sings to Clams, Likes Worcestershire in his Martinis


Things I learned about author James Salter while reading Nick Paumgarten’s excellent profile of him in The New Yorker:

“He has been known to sing ‘American Pie’ to clams when he shucks them.”

“He measures out his martinis precisely, down to a ritual drop of Worcestershire.”

“He always diligently checks the bill at restaurants.”

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