Behind the Book: The Anatomy of Dreams
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Don't stop believing.
Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
A. Oh, god... probably something filler-ish like, "You know what I mean?"
Q. What’s your greatest fear?
A. Loss of those I love.
Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?
A. A bird, for the flying part, cliche as that is--who doesn't love flying dreams?
Q. Which living person do you most admire?
A. My grandmother. She wanted to move to Paris to be a writer, but instead fell in love with my grandfather, a student at Yale Divinity School. Though she became a minister's wife, Grandma refused to lose her eccentricity, her open-minded curiosity, or her love of difference. She doesn't agree with the concept of the Eucharist, keeps a massive painting of a nude woman tussling with a snake in the living room, and embraced my mom completely when Mom began to date another woman.