I’m very undisciplined. Especially with writing. Every book I’ve written has been done within one month, because I need the fear of God in me and the pressure to focus. If I have a book deal with eight months to write it, I will screw around for seven and spend the last month in my robe doing nothing but writing.
Favorite age so far and why?
I’ve had such an awesome life, I don’t know if I can pick one favorite. All ages have brought such important knowledge, such great fun and empowering sadness and lessons.
I burned through them pretty early on—I gave them all a chance! I was just telling a friend how boring I am in the vice department. I guess sugar? I really love sugar. And cigarettes. I plan on picking up cigarettes again when I’m 75 or 80 and I’m really excited about it.
What do you admire most in others?
Immediate turn off?
Greed. Emotionally, financially, spiritually.
Biggest insecurity or fear?
That I’m too intimidating.
When do you feel like the best version of yourself?
When I’m laughing with people who are also laughing.
Words you live by?
They change all the time—it really depends where I’m at in life and what I’m working on. Right now they’re ‘Slow down. Slow down and lean back.’
Something you have yet to figure out?
How to gracefully (rather than grouchily) respond to people who attempt to engage in height conversations with me. I’m 6'1", I get it pretty much every time I leave the house in a vertical position.