A. American International School of Zurich (Switzerland) and Sarah Lawrence College
A. Ray LaMontagne
A. Truly, Madly, Deeply
A. The Wire
A. Simply unable to do things conventionally.
A. Do the absolute best you can. And then enjoy a rather large glass of wine.
A. Friends and family on long table in a summer garden, enjoying delicious home-cooked food, lots of vino, and much animated talk.
A. Tuscany, followed by fishing in Iceland
A. Carl Gustav Jung
A. My daughter
A. Inadvertently slighting friends.
A. Sense of humor
A. Alfred - my late and loving dog
A. Passion and excitement
A. Don Quixote
A. Any character from Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridien
A. Carl Gustav Jung - "One lump or two?"
A. Cars who stop on the cross walk so you have trouble crossing the street
A. Looking for my next meal
A. What I am doing - writing
A. Decency, imagination, sense of humor
A. I can never remember song titles
A. Giovanni BoccaccioGerald DurrellThomas MannCormac McCarthyCarl Gustav Jung
A. The DecameronMy Family And Other AnimalsBuddenbrooksBlood MeridianJung's Collected Works
A. My Family And Other Animals - it saved me when I was a child, and I have now read it seven times
A. Listen. Hard. To your inner self.
A. I can't believe this is fiction. I thought it was a memoir.
A. I wanted my friend, the late film producer Ismail Merchant, to make a film that would marry his love of film making with his love of cooking. When I couldn't find a novel that fit the bill, I sat down and wrote one.