Arthur Salm

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Arthur Salm is a former newspaper columnist for the San Diego Union Tribune who now writes books full time.

Photograph by Jeffrey Lamont Brown

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My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. "It doesn't matter how long you put it off as long as you get it done on time."

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. Admitting that I don't admit that I have flaws.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Being exactly where I want to be, doing exactly what I want to be doing, with exactly the people I want to be with. Right now, for example, I'm perfectly happy because I'm writing something (this!), my cat is on my lap (instead of on the keyboard), and my dog is lying next to me (and not snoring). But in order to be perfectly happy in about half an hour I'll have to be eating lunch.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. I only have one at a time. So: Rickie Lee Jones, "Flying Cowboys."

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Playing in the men's finals at Wimbledon.