Author, The Chrysanthemum Palace: A Novel
1. Describe yourself as if you were writing a personals ad.
Seventysomething white male, looking for same for platonic strolls on beach. If you own a tattered, dog-eared copy of Susan Sontag’s The Volcano Lover, we are destined!
2. If you had two tickets to paradise, where would you go and who would you take?
Forgive me, but I would go to a makeshift, open-air morgue with Eddie Money!
3. Who plays you in the movie?
I am played by the timeless, always sensuous Dani Greco Needham Janssen!
4. Who do you go to for advice?
I read between the lines of magazine articles: In Touch, and AARP (the over-55 set) are two current faves.
5. What makes you cry?
I wept when Camryn Manheim said “cunt” on a recent episode of The L Word.