A. Web editor and producer, public relations
A. Mamaroneck High School; Wake Forest University, St. Louis University in Madrid, University of Colorado at Denver (I liked moving around!)
A. Lost in Translation
A. The Wire
A. Happy, hectic, rewarding, hopeful, funny ... and sometimes not
A. Be your own girl (or boy)! I'm constantly saying this to my twin six-year-old daughters, but it's something we should all try to remember.
A. My entire extended family (dogs included, of course) together on a sunny, summer day enjoying a delicious al fresco meal that we've all helped to prepare. There'd have to be a selection of amazing cheese, a bottle or two of rose, grilled fish, a bunch of salads made with veggies from the garden, and my favorite dessert: my mom's angel food cake with mocha filling, whipped cream frosting and dark chocolate shavings. Oh, and berries, too, because every dessert tastes better with berries.
A. Not my greatest, but a fear nonetheless: getting stuck in an elevator -- seriously, I'm a big fan of stairs.
A. Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia, at sunrise.
A. "Do you know what I mean," "exactly" and/or "totally."
A. Not taking full advantage of college -- what I would do to take all those amazing classes now!
A. Playing piano and being able to pick out tunes by ear.
A. Writing a novel and getting it published.
A. Procrastination -- the internet is not always my friend.
A. I'm a good listener.
A. People routinely describe me as "petite" a.k.a "short."
A. People who clip their nails on the subway.
A. Film director
A. A sense of humor, honesty, compassion
A. Grilled chicken ceasar salad -- it's the perfect meal in a bowl
A. Let it Loose, Rolling Stones; Either Way, Wilco; Rock and Roll, Velvet Underground; Embraceable You, Billie Holiday; Stardust, Willie Nelson
A. Jhumpa Lahiri, Alice Munro, Jennifer Egan, Jane Austen, Michael Cunningham, Michael Chabon
A. Unaccustomed Earth, Jhumpa Lahiri; In The Time Of The Butterflies, Julia Alvarez; The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald; Empire Falls, Richard Russo; The House Of Mirth, Edith Wharton
A. The Great Gatsby
A. Sit down, turn off your email and write!