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. What’s your greatest flaw?
A. I tend to let my nutty imagination override a pretty stable reality. Which is a fancy way of saying, I can often invent problems that aren't even remotely possible in the real world.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?
A. Every single character in Franzen's The Corrections.
Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
A. Okay, finally an easy question. I would like to acquire the talent of rhythm so I could play a big monster drum set and join a really cool band.
Q. What’s your best quality?
A. If I like you, I will be more loyal than a dog. I am also unfailingly on time.