Dave Astor, an avid reader of novels, is the author of the memoir <em>Comic (and Column) Confessional</em>. In the partly humorous book, Dave chronicles his years covering cartoonists, columnists and other celebrities. The book can be purchased by contacting the author directly at email@example.com, or <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Comic-Column-Confessional-Dave-Astor/dp/1105792862/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1345049814&sr=8-1&keywords=Comic+%28and+Column%29+Confessional" target="_hplink">via Amazon</a>.<br />
Astor also does book reviews (including <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/books/frank-bills-savage-donnybrook/2013/04/30/335860a6-a6bf-11e2-8302-3c7e0ea97057_story.html" target="_hplink">a piece</a> for <em>The Washington Post</em>), writes the award-winning "Montclairvoyant" humor column for <em>The Montclair</em> (N.J.) <em>Times</em> and serves on the board of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists.<br />
Dave is <em>not</em> related to the rich Astors!