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 be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
A. London, wandering around Bloomsbury or Neal's Yard. With plans to visit friends in Yorkshire the next day.
Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?
A. Physical trait? If so, well, the first thing people comment on is generally my hair, which is dark and curly.
Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
A. I really hate the unnecessary use of quotation marks. As in, menus that offer "roast" chicken. Why, why?
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.