Dan Moore from Illinois
My name is Dan, and I'm a 21-year old O'Haraphile from Springfield, IL.
I come to him by way of Fitzgerald -- Fitz is my favorite author, and if you read enough biographical information about him. it's only a matter of time before you hit John O'Hara. I read Appointment in Samarra and loved it,and while I'm on campus at Mizzou and have the full force of the school library behind me I've been reading his other works. I've particularly enjoyed Hope of Heaven, Sermons and Soda-Water, and, of course, a number of his short stories.
Glad to see he's got a web presence, even though he no longer has one on bookshelves.
-- Dan Moore