A. Various mind-numbing administrative positions.
A. Being a mother.
A. Bishop McGuiness High School, Seattle Preparatory School, Loyola Marymount University, UCLA
A. David Permenter
A. Galaxy Quest.
A. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
A. So far, so good.
A. Let it go.
A. My husband, my daughter, and I, doing just about anything together.
A. Bill Moyers
A. Imperiously...or so I've been told.
A. Not having a chance to have one more conversation with my father.
A. My daughter...and her literary siblings.
A. Me...but thinner.
A. Owen Meany
A. It's hard for me to see characters a villains...just heroes with competing agendas.
A. Joseph Campbell. If you don't mind, I'll just sit over here while you talk for as long as you'd like about anything at all.
A. Reading. There are people who get paid to do that, right?
A. Compassion, generosity, and wit.
A. Vegetarian fried rice.
A. I could never cut it down to five, but my top three were composed by my husband.
A. Jane Austen John Irving A.S. Byatt Anne Lammott Sharon Kay Penman
A. Pride and Prejudice A Prayer for Owen Meany Possession Bird by Bird Here Be Dragons
A. All of the Harry Potter books.
A. Don't be afraid to write a shitty first draft.
A. I hope she keeps writing...and that means more to me than anyone could know.