Tim Vapid is the name of an author featured in Grand Theft Auto V.
Many of his books can be seen around characters' homes and apartments. Unfortunately, his books cannot be read. He is probably a parody of Tom Ford, fashion designer and film director. Tim Vapid has a clothing boutiques store on Dorset Drive and Rockford Drive in Rockford Hills. The use of the name Vapid, which is the Ford equivalent in the GTA automotive industry, further reinforces the link to Tom Ford.