Randy Susan Meyers
THE COMFORT OF LIES by Randy Susan Meyers
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. “Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work.” —GUSTAVE FLAUBERT
Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
A. Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat, who saved nearly 100,000 Hungarians during the Holocaust--and lost his freedom, and then life in the process. All I could say is "thank you," and "I am in awe of you."
Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
A. Entitlement--which shows in so many ways: cutting in line, tailgating, etc.
Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?
A. I'll keep being me--I like my family and friends too much to leave--but I'll be me thinner and without the forehead lines.
Q. What’s your best quality?
A. I'm quick to forgive almost all transgressions (except hurting my children.)
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