Where are you from?
Who are your favorite writers?
Barbara Ehrenreich, Rebecca Solnit, Virginia Woolf, Thomas Frank, John Berger.
Which book/books have had the biggest influence on your writing?
Anything by the above authors. Works of philosophy in general – and all the people in Examined Life in particular Lewis Hyde's The Gift.
What are your hobbies and outside interests?
Philosophy, politics, activism, filmmaking, playing music poorly.
What is the single best piece of advice anyone ever gave you?
Drop out of Brown University. Live below your means.