What's on your nightstand table?
Favorite books of all time?
book you never read?
Book that changed your life?
made you want to become a writer?
A Relative Stranger by Charles
Favorite books as a child?
The 21 Balloons by William Pene Dubois. I loved the book so much that
I named my production company 21 Balloons Productions (21balloons.com). Into The Dream by William Sleator was another favorite book as a
Having one of my favorite writers--Miranda July--surprise me
at one of my readings in L.A. Also, having my beloved writing mentor Charles
Baxter surprise me at a reading I did last year in Minneapolis.
What talent or superpower would you like to
have (not including flight or invisibility)?
The ability to make any piece of fruit perfectly ripe.
you obsessed with now?
The web series "Tarantula" by
writer/filmmaker/animator/musician Carson Mell. Here's the first episode: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGu3RnUFzgo&feature=relmfu
What are you stressed about now?
The Detroit Tigers and the AL Central pennant race.
you psyched about now?
Finally getting a chance to share My Heart Is An Idiot with my
friends, acquaintances, and strangers after 5 years of working on it!
your most prized/treasured possession?
My silver necklace--I traded a car for it when I lived in New
Anna Stothard (author of The Pink Hotel, among others, out in 2013
Pen Envy - book you wish you'd written?
The Ice Opinion by Ice T
next for you?
Heading to 79 cities this fall on the My Heart Is An Idiot book
tour! Can't wait to see some old friends and make some new ones. http://www.myheartisanidiotbook.com/tour/
Favorite line = "What's
Procrastination = Reading NYTimes.com
Temptation = Whiskey
Vice = Women
Collecting? = Documentary films, cult
classic movies on VHS, and my favorite authors' books.