A. I have been a professional writer since I was twenty. Before that I projected movies at college.
A. Directing movies is my favorite thing on earth.
A. High school: West Orange, N.J. College: Wesleyan University, Middletown CT
A. Bruce Springsteen
A. It's a Wonderful Life
A. The Wire
A. Dad and husband with very little time!
A. There are no shortcuts.
A. A day with nothing to do but walk my big dog with my daughter.
A. Being stuck in a humid room with no way out.
A. I'd like to be with my family on the seacoast of Italy.
A. Charles Dickens because he had to keep writing every single day in order to make a living.
A. Barack Obama because of how far he came to get where he is.
A. "Daddy needs to get back on the computer."
A. Not having taken a semester abroad.
A. I would love to sing. This will not happen.
A. Easy question: being a husband and father
A. Impatience! I need things to happen NOW!
A. I would be Bruce Springsteen (I am from New Jersey).
A. I move fast and never slow down.
A. Charlie Brown. He always believed Lucy wouldn't move the football.
A. Lucy. She always moved the football.
A. I'd like to meet William Shakespeare and ask him how it was all possible.
A. When someone gets eliminated from American Idol that I loved.
A. I believe myself to be a crossword puzzle genius. But I'm not.
A. If I couldn't be in the film business, I'd like to be a musician in the E Street Band.
A. Loyalty. Honesty. Humor.
A. New Jersey pizza.
A. Darkness on the Edge of Town and any four other Boss songs.
A. Too many to name but, Wanda Hickey's Night of Golden Memories, Goodbye Columbus, Frannie and Zooey, The Great Santini, Matilda.
A. The Great Gatsby
A. Writers write; keep plugging away every single day.
A. "Have you met J.K. Rowling?"