Amy McNamara shares Lovely, Dark and Deep
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Work hard and be kind to people.
Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
A. I would love to meet some of the last century's intellectual and artistic giants - Roland Barthes, Susan Sontag, Cy Twombly, Joan Mitchell, Alexander Calder. I probably wouldn't say much more than, "May I watch you work?"
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
A. Probably showing up, with my heart open, for my kids and honey.
Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
A. I loathe the expression "it is what it is" but do not use it myself. I may as well, though, because I hear it all the time. I think it's such a strange thing to say - there's a fatalistic resignation there and/or an emptiness that seems entirely unhelpful.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. There are too many to pick just one. I love, love Salinger's Glass family.