Shop Around with Cathy Alter
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Avoid making excuses or standing in long lines.
Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?
A. I sure hope a copy of this questionnaire isn't going to my shrink! Hmmm. I only know how to be me - so I pick me, but a version of me that doesn't watch so much bad television. Has the long-term effect of The Hills been cleared by the FDA?
Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?
A. Every single character in Franzen's The Corrections.
Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
A. Okay, finally an easy question. I would like to acquire the talent of rhythm so I could play a big monster drum set and join a really cool band.
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. Looking for treasures at the fleamarket.