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Erin Rooney Doland

Erin Doland is Editor-in-Chief of Unclutterer and lives in the Washington, D.C. area. In addition to her work at Unclutterer, Erin is a twice weekly columnist for Real Simple magazine’s website, has written for CNN.com and ReadyMade, and is in negotiations to contribute a regular column to Fast Company. She borders on having a fanatical commitment to a more minimalist and simple lifestyle.
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Erin Rooney Doland
Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Carpe Vitam -- Seize Life

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

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.

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Loyalty, not taking self too seriously, and personal responsibility.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Ozymandias in The Watchmen

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

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.

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