What story did you love reading as a child?
I hated reading when I was a kid. Bored me to tears. Would rather be out jumping stuff on my bike. See, we didn’t have safety back then. helmets, gloves, pads? nope!
What remains to be your all-time favorite book?
Alice in Wonderland. It is so incredibly well written, and such a fun read. It is also incredibly timeless. That book was written in 1863. There is so much joy and silliness in those books (books > Alices Adventures in Wonderland, and Through the Looking Glass).
What book do you usually recommend to people?
Alice in Wonderland. It’s very approachable. You don’t have to be smart or clever or old to dig it. It is as great a read to me as it might be to a little kid.
If you were a character in a book, who would you be?
Not Alice, I will tell you that. That whole book is just really fucked up stuff happening to her. It is terrible what happens. She shrinks, grows, is put on trial, introduced to food (which she never gets to eat. See, it is rude to eat anything you have been introduced to). Everything that happens to her is completely out of her control. Yet, she handles everything with grace and curiosity. She is a champ, and we can all learn from her.
What do you think of all the movies from books?
Glad you asked. Tim Burton has an adaptation of Alice coming to the theatres. I am STOKED. Only Tim Burton could properly capture the vision of the book. Also, as I understand it, he has a unique take. His story is about what happens when Alice returns to Wonderland as an adult. That nevers happens in the books… so we are completely in Tim Burton’s hands on this. I am good with that.