My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Of course I can
Q. What’s your best quality?
Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?
A. This is completely impossible for me to answer. The list would change endlessly, then I'd have to get into whose version of the songs. . .
Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?
A. I'm sticking with myself. I gotta see how this works out.
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
November 17, 2008When you live in Brooklyn, NY you pretty much learn how to tune out noise—it’s a survival skill. But I am utterly unable to ignore the sound of music, whether it’s a CD I’ve chosen, or I am being involuntarily serenaded with dancehall, hip hop, gospel, or whatever is filtering from my neighbors’ windows. It’s really a problem when I’m trying to write. My words bump into the melody and I’m lost.
But sixth senses are like that—they don’t bend to your will, and for me music isn’t just about hearing. It’s as much a sense as taste or smell—has been since I was little. I grew... see more