Author Revealed

About Erica Heller

Q. What is your birthdate?

A. 2/1

Q. Previous occupations

A. Copywriter, humor book writer, novelist, owner/manager of high tea catering company.

Q. Favorite job

A. Writing CUSIP numbers for municipal bonds when I was taking time off from college. It gave the word "monotonous" a spectacular new meaning.

Q. High school and/or college

A. New Lincoln High School, in Harlem, NYC, a year out in the midwest, at Lake Forest College, then NYU.

Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?

A. Robert Zimmerman.

Q. Favorite movie

A. "Sexy Beast."

Q. Favorite television show

A. Predictable but true: "Curb Your Enthusiasm."

Revealing Questions

Q. How would you describe your life in only 8 words?

A. Apthorpian recluse, curator of the ironic and absurd.

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. "You just take something, and then you do something to it, and then you do something else to it. Keep doing this and pretty soon you've got something." —Jasper Johns