Monday, November 10, 2008

Curtis Sittenfeld

Curtis Sittenfeld is the author of Prep, The Man of My Dreams, and American Wife.

From her Q & A with Anna Metcalfe of the Financial Times:

What book changed your life?

Monkeys by Susan Minot, which I read when I was 15. It’s a book of short stories about a big New England family and it showed me that a writer could write about families and children and their lives without having to relate dramatic events such as going into outer space or to war.

What is the last thing you read that made you laugh out loud?

Satirical talk show host Stephen Colbert’s book I Am America (And So Can You!).
Read the complete Q & A.

--Marshal Zeringue