Author Revealed

About James S. Hirsch

Q. What is your birthdate?

A. 7/27

Q. Previous occupations

A. newspaper reporter

Q. Favorite job

A. being an author

Q. High school and/or college

A. Clayton High School/University of Missouri School of Journalism/LBJ School of Public Affairs at the Univesity of Texas

Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?

A. James Taylor

Q. Favorite movie

A. Chinatown

Q. Favorite television show

A. Mod Squad

Revealing Questions

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

A. I love my wife; I parent, I write.

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. I live to write the perfect sentence.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. My 8-year-old son gets the game-winning hit.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Factual errors.

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Las Vegas

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. The reporter in "Citizen Kane."

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Cindy Pasquarello, Pediatric Nurse, Joslin Center

Q. What do you regret most?

A. My son's faulty beta cells.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. To fix anything in the house.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Five books.

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. I chase open-ended straights.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. I listen.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. I'm quiet.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Stephen Dedalus

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. Martin Luther King, Jr. Thank you.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Pretentious language.

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Racquetball.

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. baseball player

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. honesty, humor, intelligence

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. bagels