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Welcome to the world of Paul Hoffman, Woodstock writer, woodpusher, and occasional deep thinker. These days I'm thinking about obsessive geniuses, con games, brewed coffee, Brooklyn, fatherhood, soup dumplings, cheese, and chess. I spoke on National Public Radio about triskaidekaphobia and did a story for them on Meryl Streep and me. According to NPR, Meryl could have had a date with me at the Oscars if she had not been so preoccupied with tomatoes. Here's video of a 20-minute talk I gave on my dad's Ping-Pong hustling, my paying my Harvard tuition in cash, the 60 million Americans who broke the law in bed every night, chess obsession, and mathematical beauty.

Long reviews of my memoir King's Gambit: A Son, a Father, and the World's Most Dangerous Game appeared in The New York Times Sunday Book Review and Chronogram. I've posted other interesting reviews here; King's Gambit was awarded an A- by Entertainment Weekly, three and half out of four stars by People, and kind words by grandmaster Andy Soltis in the New York Post.

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