In case you wondered, I was briefly held and questioned by the East German police in Berlin when I was 11 for getting too close to the Berlin Wall.
If I weren′t doing this, I′d be a starving novelist with 10 incomplete manuscripts on the shelf and a chip on my shoulder.
The worst thing I′ve ever eaten is chocolate-covered grasshoppers. And trust me, even chocolate can′t mask the flavor of bug.
My favorite quote is “The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.” – Albert Einstein
In a Hollywood biopic, I think I′d be best portrayed by Phillip Seymour Hoffman, after a stroke.
My irrational childhood phobia was turtlenecks. No, seriously.