My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Faith, like a guillotine. As heavy. As light. Franz Kafka.
Q. What’s your fantasy profession?
Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
A. Charles Darwin, whose best friend published prolifically, while Mr. Darwin laid on a couch most of the day, complaining that his head hurt.
Q. What do you regret most?
A. Being mean to people when I didn't even realize I was doing it. Not staying up with my brother on our last night together. The time I spend being anxious, hungry, lonely or angry.
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. Hearing from a reader who says s/he loved my book. Drinks and dinner with my favorite people. Losing myself in my writing. Having someone tell me they liked what I cooked. Painting, reading, laughing. Losing myself in a movie.