Jason Diamond is a fixture of literary Brooklyn. Founder of Vol. 1 Brooklyn, sports editor for Rolling Stone (with stints at Men’s Journal and Flavorwire before that), and owner of a spectacular beard, Diamond is instantly recognizably and widely loved—as a writer, as an editor, as a literary citizen, as a mensch. His debut book, Searching for John Hughes, comes out today, and so Diamond and I talked via email about his memoir, about New York and Chicago, and about the events he has coming up this week: tonight’s book party at Book Court with Danielle Henderson and two bottles of Malört; Wednesday’s “The Greatest Three Minute Teen Stories Ever” at Housing Works. Go!