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Member since April 13, 2013


Right now, I'm reading:
Robert Musil's The Man Without Qualities

My favorite story of all time is:
The Epic of Gilgamesh, every time.

In bed I like to read:
Longish literary novels until I nod.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
All hours of the day, period.

If you were to throw up your hands in exasperation and yell "it's the story of my life," what would you be talking about?
I am my own worst critic.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Never mind product; it's process, dude.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
(I'll have to think about that.)

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
My agent...if I had one.

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