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Industry Technology
Occupation Writer, mother, human being
Location United States
Introduction Questioning my own assumptions on a daily basis
Interests Music, movies, ideas, food, art, travel, parenting, magazines, books, sexuality, fashion, architecture, technology, health, animals, words.
Favorite Movies How does anyone pick just a few to name here? Body Heat, Almost Famous (Untitled, The Director's Cut), The Color of Money, Red, Jean de Florette, Manon of the Spring, My Father's Glory, My Mother's Castle, The Year of Living Dangerously, Gallipoli, Fearless, The Shawshank Redemption, Tampopo, Raising Arizona, Tom Dowd & The Language of Music, This Is Spinal Tap, School of Rock, Tommy, The Godfather I and II, Say Anything, Wings of Desire, Until the End of the World, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Michael Apted's 7-Up series, Sherman's March, Bend It Like Beckham, Memento, The Last Seduction, Fly Away Home, The Education of Max Bright, Mystic Ball, All the President's Men, The Shawshank Redemption, Tommy, etc.
Favorite Music Elbow, John Common and Blinding Flashes of Light, Gomez, Neil Finn/Crowded House, Sheryl Crow, Michael Penn, eels, Beck, Los Aterciopelados, Andrea Echeverri, Los Lobos, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Cannonball Adderley, Miles Davis, The Grateful Dead, Aaron Copland, Michael Jackson, Alison Moyet, Leonard Bernstein, just about anything my dance teacher plays in class, Ry Cooder, lots o' bluegrass, world music, and on and on.
Favorite Books Authors I adore: (not in this order) Haruki Murakami, Ian Rankin, David James Duncan, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Emily and Charlotte Bronte, Jane Austen, Edith Wharton, Alice Hoffman, Ann Patchett, Carolyn See, Knut Hamsun, Salman Rushdie, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Ellen Gilchrist, Malcolm Gladwell, the Freakonomics guys, Charles Darwin, C.S. Lewis, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Susan Fromberg Schaeffer, William Shakespeare, Geoffrey Chaucer, Jodi Picoult, Carolyn See, Mark Helprin, Alastair Crowley, Susan Orlean, T.C. Boyle, Dorothy Gilman, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and ... I admit I tried, but I never liked Willa Cather.

You've written a hit musical! How will you avoid having fame go to your head?

Write another one and see what happens.