I first met Tony Perrottet (pronounced pear-o-tay) in the airport in Rome. Just off the plane from New York, he was wearing jeans and wire-rimmed glasses, wondering aloud if there was a cappuccino stand near baggage claim. His thin face broke into an easy smile when we shook hands. Tall with boyish good looks, he seemed to me to be a slightly older, Australian version of Hugh Grant, the kind of guy you automatically like, whether or not you've spent a lot of time with him.
I quickly learned Perrottet hails from Sydney, lives in New York, is married to Les (Short for Lesley, but he pronounces it Liz, a main character in his book, ...Read More