How a Pair of Shoes Saved One Woman’s Life
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. "Why am I so tired?"
Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?
A. "I Only Have Eyes for You" -The Flamingos; "California"-Joni Mitchell; "Only a Fool Breaks His Own Heart"-Norman Bergen; "In the Aeroplane Over the Sea"-Neutral Milk Hotel; "Tonight You Belong to Me"-which I know from the Steve Martin movie The Jerk, I'm not kidding.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. It's a tie between Virginia Woolf's adventurous, freaky-deaky Orlando and Louisa May Alcott's bookish Jo.
Q. What’s your fantasy profession?
A. I feel I would do well as an eccentric heiress.
Q. What do you regret most?
A. I once refused to try baby squid served in its own ink, on the grounds of being a vegetarian. I still think it sounds horrifying, but I was at a family dinner in the Basque country in Spain, and I mean, you know. YOLO.