About

Dave Astor
Montclair, New Jersey

Bio: I'm an avid reader who started the weekly "Dave Astor On Literature" blog in 2014. Since then, I've written thematic pieces on all kinds of fiction-related topics. Also, I'm the author of a new book called "Fascinating Facts About Famous Fiction Authors and the Greatest Novels of All Time: The Book Lover’s Guide to Literary Trivia" -- officially released on April 1, 2017. And I'm the author of the 2012 memoir "Comic (and Column) Confessional," the writer of the award-winning weekly "Montclairvoyant" topical-humor column for Baristanet.com, and a National Society of Newspaper Columnists board member. But I'm not related to the rich Astors!

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  1. This is so amazing! You have such amazing credentials behind you I am jealous! Also I found it very awesome that you are from New Jersey because so am I! Well, originally I am British but you get the point! Great talking with you and I look forward to hearing more about your upcoming book!

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    • Thanks so much, RedHeadedBookLover!

      Well, I’ve been alive long enough to have had the time do a few things. 🙂

      Great that you’re from New Jersey, too! My town (Montclair) actually has quite a few people from the UK — several of whom are friends.

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      • Montclair is such a beautiful town! I have been there many times and loved it. My town is Princeton! And I have to say that that is really interesting that you have so many UK people living in Montclair. I guess I was not the only one who immigrated when I was 17!

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        • Princeton is a great place, too!

          I’m not sure how many people moved to Montclair from the UK, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it was at least 100 or so families.

          Seventeen was a very nice to age to change countries, though I imagine it was a bit of a culture shock.

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          • That is still quite a fair amount of people! Sometimes living in New Jersey I feel like I am the only British person living here because I never ever seem to come across another British person it is so bizarre!

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          • It was not a huge culture shock because I moved to New Jersey because my husband is American so by this age I was already used to the American accent, culture and his huge American family! I still consider myself so lucky to be here. I am actually in the process of becoming an American citizen which is very exciting! All I need to do is make sure I pass the test!

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