A. Disc jockey, communications director, research and public policy director, and English teacher.
A. Joseph Hayden
A. Friday Night Lights
A. Full of laughter, joy, ingenuity, vitality, and wonder.
A. Carpe Vitam -- Seize Life
A. A life clear of distractions to pursue what matters most to me.
A. My greatest irrational fear is having a fish touch me while swimming.
A. Swinging in a hammock on the beach with my husband on the island of Kauai, Hawaii, or snuggling under a blanket next to a fire in a ski chateau in the Alps.
A. Oh wow, this is a hard question. Maybe Lord Byron? He surrounded himself with people he loved and went on many spectacular adventures.
A. Tina Fey. She's in the business of making people laugh, and she does it so well.
A. Riotous. However.
A. Turning down an in-person interview with Johnny Cash to go out on a date to see a Semisonic concert. This happened in 1996 or 1997, and I think even the members of Semisonic would agree I made the wrong choice.
A. Being able to play the guitar and sing at the same time.
A. Having the good sense to say "yes" when my husband proposed.
A. I'll talk to anyone.
A. I'll talk to anyone.
A. I'm actually very content being me right now.
A. My eye lashes. They are so long they get caught in my eyebrows.
A. d'Artagnan from The Three Musketeers
A. Ozymandias in The Watchmen
A. My paternal great grandfather Edward Rooney. He was born in 1887 and was one of the greatest criminal attorneys in Kansas history, if I'm to believe what my 100 year old grandmother says about him. I'd simply ask him to tell me stories about his life.
A. Chewing with your mouth open.
A. Stand up comedy
A. Exactly what I'm doing.
A. Loyalty, not taking self too seriously, and personal responsibility.
A. Pomme frites dipped in Bearnaise sauce (which would make those very few days)
A. According to my Top 25 Most Played list on iTunes, they appear to be "The Crane Wife 3" by The Decemberists, "Over My Head" by The Fray, "I Still Remember" by Bloc Party, "Hey Hey Girl" by The Virgins, and "Wave of Mutilation" by the Pixies.
A. Tom Wolfe, AJ Jacobs, Truman Capote, Harold McGee, Jane Austen, ee cummings, Hermann Hesse, Orson Scott Card, David Allen, David Sedaris ... oh, this list could go on forever.
A. Einstein's Dreams by Lightman, On Food and Cooking by McGee, To Kill a Mockingbird by Lee, The Maltese Falcon by Hammett, and The Hollow Men by Eliot.
A. Pride and Prejudice
A. Practice, practice, practice.
A. You have a strong, distinct voice.
A. I used to be a clutterbug who held onto every homework assignment I ever completed and every note I passed in school. I continually experienced anxiety because I was never on time, my home was in disarray, and I couldn't finish projects at work on schedule. When I decided to clear the clutter and organize my life, I didn’t have resources to guide me through the process. I wanted a manual to explain to me the hows and whys of simplifying, organizing, time management, uncluttering, and productivity—but I never found it. I’ve created this book so that you can unclutter your life in one week and you can have the manual I desired. It’s hard work, but you deserve to live with less stress and anxiety. You deserve a remarkable life. And, most importantly, you deserve to experience all the benefits of being an unclutterer.