Shop Around with Cathy Alter
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Avoid making excuses or standing in long lines.
Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
A. Rome! Or back in Punta Cana on my honeymood. Or way back, in first grade, listening to my favorite teacher read a book.
Q. What’s your fantasy profession?
A. After superstar drummer, it would be archaeologist.
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
A. Some days I feel like my greatest achievement is just remembering to put on pants before leaving the house. But, on a larger scale, I think writing my book was pretty huge. There were many days when I just wanted to chuck it all and get a job at Queen Nails.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. I really loved the narrator of Dave Egger's "You Shall Know By Our Velocity."