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. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. Francie Nolan from "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" -- she was my childhood touchstone.
Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
A. Entitlement--which shows in so many ways: cutting in line, tailgating, etc.
Q. What’s your greatest flaw?
A. Expecting my husband to be so stupid that he would answer this question when I asked him.
Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
A. In the mythic beach house of my dreams (probably the one from the movie SOMETHING'S GOTTA GIVE.)
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