Interview with Jennifer Gilmore

February, 2010
Jennifer Gilmore

What Readers want to know...

SS: How would you describe perfect happiness?

JG: Sitting on a warm rock, a mountain to my back, my dog swimming in a cold lake. If someone I love is with me, even better.

SS: What’s your greatest fear?

JG: I believe that might reveal too much about me!

SS: If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

JG: somewhere I haven't yet been.

SS: With whom in history do you most identify?

JG: does my grandmother count?

SS: Which living person do you most admire?

JG: if I could combine Barbra Streisand, Madeleine Albright, Martina Navratilova and Zadie Smith, well, she would be someone to admire.

SS: What are your most overused words or phrases?

JG: let's all just take the gaspipe then

SS: What do you regret most?

JG: not learning how to speak many languages and believing money doesn't matter.

SS: If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

JG: I'd like to be one of those people who comes in and organizes your closet. Or a really amazing singer.

SS: What is your greatest achievement?

JG: Honestly, I think it's yet to come.

SS: What’s your greatest flaw?

JG: duality

SS: What’s your best quality?

JG: I'm good with people.

SS: If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

JG: A calm, organized and patient person or thing.

SS: Who is your favorite fictional hero?

JG: Jane Eyre

SS: Who is your favorite fictional villain?

JG: Philip Roth (yes)

SS: If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

JG: Judy Garland. I'd ask her if my father really was at Carnegie Hall and if it's true she almost fell into his lap.

SS: What is your biggest pet peeve?

JG: As a New Yorker, it's the not cleaning up after your dog on the street. Petty, but true.

SS: What’s your fantasy profession?

JG: heiress

SS: What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

JG: loyalty, humor, generosity

SS: If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

JG: a lobster roll from Reds

SS: What are your 5 favorite songs?

JG: those would have to be timeless so: If you See Her Say Hello, Bob Dylan; Nina Simone's Here Comes the Sun, Tom Waits, Closing Time; Joni Mitchell, River; Metal heart, Cat Power. Uplifting stuff, only to me it really is.

SS: What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

JG: theatergoer

General Questions

SS: What is your birthdate?

JG: 6/19

SS: What were your previous occupations?

JG: camp counselor, telemarketer, radio host, bartender, publicity director, teacher

SS: What was/is your favorite job?

JG: When the writing is going well, nothing beats being a writer.

SS: Where did you go to high school and/or college?

JG: I went to Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School and Brandeis University. I went to graduate school at Cornell.

SS: Name of your favorite composer or music artist?

JG: Just one? How cruel. Bob Dylan

SS: What is your favorite movie?

JG: I can't choose a movie, but I can choose a decade: the 70's. Nothing beats that era for the movies.

SS: What is your favorite television show?

JG: Mad Men. Mad Men. Mad Men.

Quick Start

SS: What is your motto or maxim?

JG: If I had one perhaps I would be better off...

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