@JonnyGeller Tim Allen is also former drug dealer; caught with 650g of cocaine he ratted out 21 colleagues. Not a terribly nice individual.
About this card: two kinds of brokeThere really are two kinds of broke. But if you can pull off that perennial 'I just woke up' look, and don't appear too alarming when unshaved, and IF you have worked out the basics of hygiene, then you won't need to wait for feminine company for very long. Women don't like a finished product: they like a challenge. BE THE CHALLENGE, GRASSHOPPERS.
The Theory of the Leisure Class, Thorstein Veblen. Maps for Lost Lovers by Nadeem Aslam. Tigerman by Nick Harkaway. It's a fun list.
I'm in the south of Spain making a list of the next hundred books I want to read. The most immediate: The Silk Roads, by Peter Francopan.
@JonnyGeller ... hey now, don't do that - don't just casually mention in passing a new novel about George Smiley. That's huge, man, sheesh.