Q. How would you describe your life in only 8 words?
A. Living my blessed life as authentically as possible.
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Focus on progress, not perfection.
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. Getting to train with my favorite strength coach five days a week. Sleeping 9-10 hours a night. Keeping my life in complete perspective. Remembering to be grateful every day. And having a family that was 100% healthy!
Q. What’s your greatest fear?
A. Losing my son Benjamin.
Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
A. Paris! I love the architecture, the art, the food, and the sexy attitude of Parisian women.
Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
A. I wouldn't say I identify with her per se, but I find Ruth Bader Ginsburg to be incredibly impressive.
Q. Which living person do you most admire?
A. I admire anyone famous who lives an authentic life, does good for others, and does not overexpose themselves.
Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
A. "Put that in your pipe and smoke it!" "Whaddya think this is, amateur hour? You're playing with the pros now, baby!"
Q. What do you regret most?
A. Not taking more time off after college to travel the world.
Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
A. In my next life I'd love to be a professional singer/songwriter.
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
A. Authoring four books and having a son in the middle of it all on very little sleep. That, and running the New York City Marathon. I'm fortunate in that I've achieved every single goal I've ever set for myself. A little tenacity goes a long way!
Q. What’s your greatest flaw?
A. Definitely perfectionism. It's both a blessing and a curse.
Q. What’s your best quality?
A. Loyalty and commitment. I don't trust many people, but when I do, my heart is yours.
Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?
A. A lead singer in an 80's rock band.
Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?
Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. Dagny Taggart.
Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
A. When people are late. To me, this sends a message that my time is not important to you.
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. Being a holistic nutritionist. I am humbled by the trust my patients place in my care; it's a huge responsibility that keeps me challenged and stimulated.
Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
A. Honesty, punctuality, and a sense of humor.
Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
A. Foie gras on toast points with a nice Sauterne...