Nonfiction | April 16, 2013

Winner of the 2012 Editors’ Prize in the essay category.

David is a certified helicopter pilot, a culinary chef, tried to serve in the U.S. Army but was discharged prior to enlisting because he bit a hole in the side of a sergeant’s cheek, has a medical degree, is a ninja, is the mathematical email assistant to a physicist at Harvard and, to keep the hundreds of girls who are after him at bay, he started sleeping on the couch in my son’s apartment. So he says.

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