Yale Undergrad. Michigan Grad School. Both in Sociology.
Wisconsin Madison Sociology Department.
Then Texas A and M Sociology.
Historical Sociologist Specializing in Development.
Have just completed a book on Societal Death.
All Societies Die: How To Keep Hope Alive.
Have written other books on Victorian Britain, Nineteenth Century France and Contemporary Brazil.
That means I got to go to London, go to Paris and go to Rio.
The Brazil book was about restaurants, hotels and barber/beauty shops.
I got to spend a lot of time on the beach writing that one.
Live in Austin.
Am a superactive Yelp reviewer.
You want to talk restaurants?
You have my undivided interest.
You want to talk the end of the world?
You really really really have my undivided interest.
I was a strange jerk at Needham High School.
I am a strange jerk in Academia now.
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