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. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
A. Oh, wow, maybe greater athletic skill? I'm in this adult gymnastics class right now, and it is truly a tutorial in humility. There's a reason most gymnastics are twelve.
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.
Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?
A. I think I'm warm and approachable; I love meeting and learning about new people.
Q. What’s your fantasy profession?
A. Being a real, professional writer--which I suppose now I am!