A. Construction worker. Factory worker. Shipping and recieving manager. Student.
A. Finding a way to make my stories better.
A. Union High School in La Porte City, Iowa.
A. Frank Sinatra and my favorite band is The Replacements.
A. Buffalo '66.
A. The Charlie Rose Show.
A. Profoundly chaotic yet devastingly interesting and beautifully absurd.
A. I will outwork anyone to get better at my medium.
A. I honestly don't think there is a perfect happiness. You wake up each day and take an inventory of where you're heading, and if you like the what you see, then you're happy at least until the next day.
A. Not becoming a better storyteller.
A. At my computer, hard a work on a new book.
A. Eugene O' Neil.
A. My wonderful mother.
A. Um. And, I mean...
A. Don't know where to start with that one.
A. Just being a better writer.
A. Having a book deal with Simon Pulse and getting literary representation with the best agent, Gary Heidt.
A. Dwelling to much on the past.
A. A fly on the wall when Thomas Jefferson wrote the draft of the constitution.
A. My lamb chop sideburns and tattoos.
A. Tyler Durden.
A. Cliff from exit here.
A. Fidel Castro. And I would say, "Why did you settle for power when installing the perfect revolution was on the cusp of your grasp?"
A. People who agree with me just to agree.
A. Writing novels.
A. Understanding. Ambition. Compassion.
A. "Gimme Danger" by The Stooges. "Balance" by Future Islands. "July" by Youth Lagoon. "Sixteen Blue" by the Replacements. "Hiii Power" by Kendrick Lamar.
A. Bret Easton Ellis. Chuck Palahniuk. Joan Didion. Cormac McCarthy.Tao Lin. Noah Cicero. Charles Yu.
A. Less Than Zero. Fight Club. Play it as it Lays. The Alphabet Man. The Mission.
A. Fight Club.
A. Don't get caught up with the first draft not being the exact way you want it. The rewrites is when the true magic happens!
A. Couldn't put the book down.