From reading the first chapter of his book, and his Contempory Authors Online biography I have discovered that I have the following things in common with the author of The Geography of Bliss:
We both lived in Baltimore, Maryland as children
We are both late-born baby boomers - he was born in 1963; I was born in 1964
We are both married and with one daughter
We have both been to the Netherlands - I still have a pair of wooden shoes I bought there when I was 10
Up until the time that Weiner went to the Netherlands, the last time either of us smoked marijuana was during our junior year of college
Nothing too earth shattering about any of this, just some things I noticed.