My Favorites


It’s Friday. (More than) half the country is in a funk. Thanksgiving is next week. Work is crazy. So, instead of obsessing over politics or reading another essay about how to hack your way to greatness, I thought I’d just go light today and run down a list of my favorites.

Feel free to leave yours – or criticize mine – in the comments.

Favorite musical album: Wu-Tang Forever

Favorite music artist (solo): Nas

Favorite music artist (group): Wu-Tang Clan

Favorite film: The Godfather Part II

Favorite director: Quentin Tarantino

Favorite book: The Tender Bar

Favorite author: Ryan Holiday

Favorite TV show (comedy): Arrested Development

Favorite TV show (drama): The West Wing

Favorite podcast: The West Wing Weekly

Favorite Twitter account: Sportspickle

Favorite comedian: Louis C.K.

Favorite city: Philadelphia

Favorite bar: Memphis Taproom

Favorite restaurant: [too many to choose]

Favorite cuisine: Italian

Favorite fast food: Habit Burger

Favorite cheesesteak spot: Dalessandro’s

Favorite superhero: Batman

Favorite Batman comic: Year One

Favorite Batman villain: Penguin

Favorite movie Batman: Ben Affleck


Favorite athlete (current): LeBron James

Favorite athlete (all-time): Michael Jordan

Favorite team (current): Philadelphia 76ers

Favorite team (all-time): Michigan Basketball 1991 – ’93 (The Fab Five)

Favorite alcoholic drink: Great craft beer (Orval, for example)

Favorite non-alcoholic drink: WaWa Iced Tea (half-gallon)

Favorite footwear: Nike slides

Favorite holiday: Thanksgiving

Favorite Thanksgiving side dish: green bean casserole

Christopher Pierznik’s eight books are available in paperback and Kindle. His work has appeared on XXL, Cuepoint, Business Insider, The Cauldron, Medium, and many more. Subscribe to his monthly reading review newsletter or follow him on Facebook or Twitter.

By Christopher Pierznik

Christopher Pierznik is the author of 9 books and has contributed to numerous websites on a variety of topics including music, sports, movies, TV, personal finance, and life. He works in corporate finance and lives in northern New Jersey with his family. His dream is to one day be a member of the Wu-Tang Clan.

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