My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Try to use good words, like 'slubberdegullion' whenever possible.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?
A. Evil Ann Coulter and her employers, from His Dark Materials trilogy, by Phillip Pullman
Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
A. I like a good plate of sauteed spinach. Suits my Puritan anhedonic cult of self-denial.
Q. What’s your best quality?
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. Happiness is a slippery fish. To describe it is to jinx it, to have it jump right out of the boat and go back where it came from.