About Alan Goldsher
Q. What is your birthdate?
Q. Previous occupations
A. Musician, record label drone, record store slave
Q. Favorite job
A. Writer. Duh.
Q. High school and/or college
A. New Trier High School / college schmollege
Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?
A. Miles Davis
Q. Favorite movie
A. Almost Famous
Q. Favorite television show
A. Arrested Development
Q. How would you describe your life in only 8 words?
A. Eat, sleep, write, sports, love, peace & hair grease
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. To steal a phrase from Viv Savage: "Have a good time, all the time."
On Books and Writing
Q. Who are your favorite authors?
A. Nick Hornby, John Irving, Stephen King, Tom Perrotta, Peter Biskind, Ben Elton, Jonathan Lethem, and Jonathan Tropper.
Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?
A. "High Fidelity" and "About a Boy" by Nick Hornby "The World According to Garp" by John Irving "Easy Riders, Raging Bulls" by Peter Biskind (I'm leaving one slot open for my readers to offer suggestions - AlanGoldsher@gmail.com)
Q. Is there a book you love to reread?
A. "Ball Four" by Jim Bouton
Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?
A. Learn these two things: Know when you're done with a project, and learn to bounce back from rejection.
Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?
A. Dude, your stuff is, like, way weird.