My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. "You just take something, and then you do something to it, and then you do something else to it. Keep doing this and pretty soon you've got something." —Jasper Johns
Q. What was/is your favorite job?
A. Writing CUSIP numbers for municipal bonds when I was taking time off from college. It gave the word "monotonous" a spectacular new meaning.
Q. What were your previous occupations?
A. Copywriter, humor book writer, novelist, owner/manager of high tea catering company.
Q. Where did you go to high school and/or college?
A. New Lincoln High School, in Harlem, NYC, a year out in the midwest, at Lake Forest College, then NYU.
Q. What is your favorite television show?
A. Predictable but true: "Curb Your Enthusiasm."