Author Joanna Smith Rakoff Describes Her Most Noticeable Trait
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. I'm afraid I don't have one.
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
A. I really hate the unnecessary use of quotation marks. As in, menus that offer "roast" chicken. Why, why?
Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?
A. Right at the moment, let's see: I Wanna Know Girls, Portastatic; Ghosts, Laura Marling; Stars and Sons, Broken Social Scene; Staring at the Sun, TV on the Radio; Flume, Bon Iver. But this pretty random. I could just as easily list Wilco, Elvis Costello, The Smiths, Elliott Smith, and dozens more.
Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
A. Like. Quite. Maybe. Perhaps.