A. I have been a babysitter, grocery store cashier, writing tutor, office assistant, newspaper columnist, and newspaper blogger
A. I think I'm in it! I love being an author
A. I went to Clayton A. Bouton High School in Voorheesville, New York and Pace University in New York City
A. Michael Buble
A. When Harry Met Sally
A. Arrested Development
A. Writer fascinated by women's issues, ambition, and architecture
A. "I am open to exploring the wonder of my life."
A. Perfect happiness would be having meaningful work, strong relationships, and upbeat daily interactions with strangers. More specifically, perfect happiness would include lots of networking, relationship-building, skim lattes, yoga, domestic travel, French films, Fresca, claw foot tubs, and pretzels.I'm lucky to have virtually all of these things in my life right now, with the exception of the claw foot tub.
A. A prewar brownstone with bay windows on a lively street in Brooklyn
A. Betty Friedan
A. Maria Semple (author)
A. "Sorry" and "weird."
A. Not knowing when I've been really, really lucky in periods of my life.
A. I would love to sing well.
A. Organizing a tour of paid lectures at nearly 100 colleges in the years after "Supergirls Speak Out" was published.
A. When I'm talking on the phone, I'm incapable of doing anything else but talking on the phone.
A. I'm passionate.
A. I would like to be clairvoyant--but just for one week!
A. I have very light, long blonde hair.
A. I love Eloise, the children's book character.
A. I was always really intrigued by Cruella de Vil.
A. I would love to meet Steve Jobs and ask him about innovation and entrepreneurship.
A. People listening to portable entertainment (TV/music) on their phones in public places without headphones.
A. I love to look at art, go to museums, and paint.
A. I would love to be an architect.
A. Passion, innovation, and creativity
A. "Crash" by Dave Matthews Band; "America," covered by Josh Groban; "Come Fly with Me," covered by Michael Buble; "The Girl from iPanema" by Astrud Gilberto; and "San Francisco" by Foxygen
A. I love Jonathan Franzen, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Nick McDonell, Alexandra Robbins, Leslie Bennetts, Laura Sessions Stepp, Augusten Burroughs, Candace Bushnell, Arundati Roy, David Amsden, Dan Brown, Kay Thompson, Nicholas Sparks, J.K. Rowling, J.D. Salinger, Andrea Dworkin, Howard Zinn, and Louise Rennison.
A. "Strong Motion," by Jonathan Franzen "Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture," by Ariel Levy "The Da Vinci Code," by Dan Brown "Eloise: The Ultimate Edition," by Kay Thompson "The Third Brother," by Nick McDonell
A. I have the Harry Potter series near-memorized.
A. Don't be afraid to think outside the box!
A. How old are you?! You're not even old enough to drink!