author of Big Girl Small
Ten Terrifying Questions
1.To begin with why don’t you tell us a little bit about yourself – where were you born? Raised? Schooled?
I was born in Kyoto, Japan, because my parents were adventurous academics, there studying and teaching. I spent my infancy sleeping in a suitcase, my childhood excavating ancient instruments and eating sea slugs in rural Chinese villages, and my adolescence falling in love and writing bad poetry about it. I went to college in NYC and wrote lots of academic papers about very good poetry. When I was 21 I moved to China and acted in a ludicrous Chinese soap opera called “Foreign Babes in Beijing,” about sexy Western girls falling in love with macho (more…)
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