Michael Saltzman

Los Angeles, CA, United States

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  • law clerk
  • JD, Harvard Law; BA, English Lit & Writing, New York Univ...
  • From Berkeley and Oakland, CA
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About Me


enjoy Boston, engage with work, build a legit adult life


Born in Berkeley, raised in Berkeley and Oakland, across the Bay from San Francisco. Went to school in New York, then lived in Los Angeles for four years, where I worked in music supervision for film & TV. Lived in Cambridge three years studying law. Now working as a law clerk in Boston for one year before moving to New Orleans.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I surfed extensively on my 'round the world trip in 2009, before I took the plunge and went to law school. Through law school I unfortunately had roommates somewhat squeemish about CS so I wasn't able to host. I did meet up with surfers passing through Boston on occasion. I recently moved into a studio apartment and am excited to finally be able to host surfers.


Couchsurfed around the world: all across the US, in Spain and France, and along the Trans-Siberian railway in far-flung Russia. All my experiences have been positive - I'm amazed at how well I get along with everyone in the CS community.


Movies, books, music, hiking, Russia, criminal law.

Music, Movies, and Books

I'm a big fan of all three. A few favorites:
Movies - Punch Drunk Love, Barry Lyndon, Fantastic Mr. Fox, All the Real Girls, Crime and Misdemeanors
Music - Animal Collective, Ween, The Smiths, Neil Young, Dylan, the Beatles
Books - Lolita, Pastoralia, A Visit from the Goon Squad

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Saw Lenin's embalmed body in Moscow's Red Square. So eerie.

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