Jenny Lawson's life in books
2012: A year in books
What is your favourite book of the year?
How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran
What is your favourite Picador book ever? (published by Atlantic in the UK)
Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs
What is the book that was most neglected (fairly or unfairly)?
The Miniature Wife and Other Stories by Manuel Gonzales
What is the book that was most over-rated (fairly or unfairly)?
50 Shades by E L James
What are you looking forward to reading most next year?
Anything by Neil Gaiman
2012: everything else
What was your favourite cultural event of the year?
Halloween. I love dressing up.
Who is your hero of the year?
Who is your villain of the year?
What is your most powerful memory of the year?
Finding out I debuted at No. 1 on the NYT list. I wasn't expecting to sell enough to even make the list.
What is your greatest disappointment of the year?
The slowness of equal rights
What is your resolution for 2013?
To never make any more resolutions
What is your favourite blog or who is your favourite tweeter?
I adore Hyperbole and a Half.
What was the best movie?
What was the best song/album?
Amanda Palmer's newest album
Give us one Prediction for 2013?
I'll be another year older.
Becoming and being a writer
What would you be if you weren’t a writer?
Probably dead. Writing is a therapy for me. I wouldn't have survived without it.
What was your favourite book as a child?
Wednesday Witch by Ruth Chew
What is the book you recommend most?
The Sandman Chronicles
What is your favourite poem?
Dorothy Parker's "One Perfect Rose"
Where do you write?
On my blog, journal, my hands, napkins...anything I can get ahold of.
Can you give one piece of advice to people wanting to become a writer?
To paraphrase Nike: Just do it. Write for yourself and you'll never be disappointed.
Do you read on paper or ebook?
Both, but I prefer paper.
One book that changed your life?
Ray Bradbury's From The Dust Returned
One book you have read more than once?
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt
Your worst ever job?
I working in Human Resources in a non-profit religious organization. It was not a good fit for either of us.
What gives you nightmares?
Excel pivot tables.