E. J. Patten
Lisa McMann Interview and Reading
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Power, without compassion, is the greatest evil there is.
Q. What’s your best quality?
A. I care.
Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
A. Eggsplint Poppycock, the Nearly Unknown. He was the most famous beet farming serf in the small Roman village of Snarquisquid in the forgettable middle part of the 4th century.
Q. What do you regret most?
A. The eighties, followed closely by cordaroy pants.
Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?
A. Not necessarily in order: "Foruna Imperatrix Mundi: O Fortuna" by Carl Orff. "Battle of Evermore" by Led Zepplin. "Wish You Were Here" by Pink Floyd. "Viva La Vida" by Coldplay. "Black Wings" by Tom Waits.