My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Live your life in more than eight words.
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. I guess I'm at my happiest when I feel like I'm exactly where I'm supposed to be at that given moment, whether it's early morning in bed reading a great book while drinking a fresh cup of hot coffee, or smashed into a packed subway in a foreign city, holding hands with the one I love. It's that feeling where there's no thought of being anywhere else. I'm describing contentment, aren't I? Maybe that's what makes me happy. Oh, whatever. I could be exhausted, freezing and hungry, but if someone's making me laugh, I promise you I'm happy.
Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
A. French Fries. I think I already do this.
Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?
A. I can be a THING? This is blowing my mind. Why would I want to become a THING? Am I a talking thing? Do I feel? Or am I like, a remote control? Okay, I'll be a color. I'll be purple. "What happened to Pam? I haven't seen her lately." "Oh, she turned into a color. See? She's everywhere." "Hmm. That's not a good color on her."
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
A. Look, I've published some novels. I ran a marathon. I finally found a haircut my mother likes. I've done a lot of traveling and I've been incredibly lucky in an industry where the odds are stacked against you daily. But one day I saw Brad Pitt jogging. THAT was a really good day.