A. camp counselor, telemarketer, radio host, bartender, publicity director, teacher
A. When the writing is going well, nothing beats being a writer.
A. I went to Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School and Brandeis University. I went to graduate school at Cornell.
A. Just one? How cruel. Bob Dylan
A. I can't choose a movie, but I can choose a decade: the 70's. Five Easy Pieces. The Turning Point. The Way We Were. Carnal Knowledge.
A. Mad Men.
A. If I had one perhaps I would be better off...
A. calm morning, light pouring in, the day ahead of me.
A. I believe that might reveal too much about me!
A. somewhere I haven't yet been.
A. does my grandmother count?
A. if I could combine Barbra Streisand, Madeleine Albright, Martina Navratilova and Zadie Smith, well, she would be someone to admire.
A. let's all just take the gaspipe then
A. not learning how to speak many languages and believing money doesn't matter.
A. I'd like to be one of those people who comes in and organizes your closet. Or a really amazing singer.
A. Honestly, I think it's yet to come.
A. I'm good with people and I remember names well.
A. A calm, organized and patient person or thing.
A. You're only asking because you can't see me: my nose.
A. Jane Eyre
A. Philip Roth (yes)
A. Judy Garland. I'd ask her if my father really was at Carnegie Hall and if it's true she almost fell into his lap.
A. As a New Yorker, it's the not cleaning up after your dog on the street. Petty, but true.
A. loyalty, humor, generosity
A. a lobster roll from Reds
A. those would have to be timeless so: If you See Her Say Hello, Bob Dylan; Nina Simone's Here Comes the Sun, Tom Waits, Closing Time; Joni Mitchell, River; Metal heart, Cat Power. Uplifting stuff, only to me it really is.