What was your first job as a journalist?
The free Brooklyn Paper let me cover "Meet Congressman Schumer" night. It rained so hard I got an exclusive and the front page.
Have you ever used a typewriter?
Yes, I learned to type on my dad's Selectric. My kids love the old 1930s typewriter I keep; it seems edgy and beautiful
Did you work for your high school newspaper? If so, what did you do there?
My high school had a literary magazine, which I renamed Stet, showing perhaps that it was already too late for me to be anything but a writer