Between the Rye: A Conversation with David Sax



By: HELEN HATZIS  
Published: April 17th 2010
in Culture » Books

Author David Sax
Pic: McClelland & Stewart
Book cover Save the Deli
Pic: McClelland & Stewart

My friends in Toronto actually had a betting pool on how much extra weight I’d come back with after two months. Estimates ranged from five to twenty pounds. Turns out I lost a pound. I think part of it was the discipline of the lifestyle and the road. I bought running shoes in Chicago and tried to jog a few times a week. Once I got home, sat my butt down, and started writing for a year, then the belly appeared. But without that belly, what authority do I have?

 

 

 

What’s your favorite deli?

 

I get asked this more than any other question, and I’ll never answer it. Partly because I don’t want to show favouritism, but mostly because I don’t have one single answer. Every good deli does one thing better than anyone else. It may be a knish, or a pastrami sandwich, a particular type of cabbage roll, or some variation on chopped liver that no one else has. When you read the book, you’ll see that the great places really stand out.

 

 

 

For more information, visit www.savethedeli.com.

 

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