Joanna Smith Rakoff: A Fortunate Age
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. I'm afraid I don't have one.
Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
A. I'm sort of terrified by the idea eating just one food for the rest of my life.
Q. What’s your fantasy profession?
A. I have an overhealthy interest in film, which I blame on my father, who took me to the movies twice a week, starting at about age three. Thus, I've always fantasized about actually making--writing and directing--films. But I'm not quite sure I have the personality necessary to navigate Hollywood.
Q. What do you regret most?
A. I wish that I'd spent more time with my paternal grandmother before she died. She was a brilliant, ferocious woman who had great stories to tell.
Q. What’s your greatest flaw?
A. I'm afraid I have a pretty bad temper. I don't get anrgy all that often, but when I do -- agh.