Mike Nadel

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About me

Occupation Writer, coach, kept man
Location Matthews, NC - North Carolina, United States
Introduction Husband of Roberta, father of Katie and Ben. That's the important stuff. It's now been many years since I was paid to write full-time. I am among the lucky few who actually had his "dream job" -- a three-decade career as a newspaper sportswriter that was capped by an 11-year run as a Chicago columnist. I didn't like the way it ended -- laid off at age 48 -- but I wouldn't have traded my experience for anything. I now live a darn good life. My Sugar Mama pays most of the bills and frees me to pursue interesting, relatively stress-free stuff. I am one of the top contributors for one of the largest financial Web sites, SeekingAlpha.com, I coach a great middle-school girls' basketball team, and I officiate youth sports. Oh, and every once in awhile -- when I feel like writing for free (which isn't very often any more), I post here on The Baldest Truth. I'm a very lucky man.
Interests Golf, iced tea, Marquette Golden Warrior Eagles basketball, Carolina Panthers, BBQ grilling, travel to warm places in the winter and cool places in the summer, eating pita chips and mango salsa from Costco/ I mean, what else is there?
Favorite Movies Jaws, The Graduate, The Jerk, The Empire Strikes Back, Schindler's List, Hoop Dreams, Young Frankenstein, Raging Bull, Manhattan, Raiders of the Lost Ark, A Night at the Opera, Pulp Fiction, Gladiator, Casablanca, Beauty and the Beast, Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Favorite Music Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers, Beatles, Stones, Springsteen, Ben Folds, Dylan, Zevon, Tull, Buck-O-Nine, Neil Young
Favorite Books The World According to Garp, Carrie, The Firm, Damn ... now that I'm semi-retired I should read more!