Sunday, September 25, 2005

Literary Encounter: Barbara Ehrenreich

For this blog, I'd hoped to have deep, insightful interviews with famous authors who came to Skylight, the bookstore where I host events. Barbara Ehrenreich, author of "Nickle and Dimed," came to read. I had prepared several questions for her, asking about her writing process and her motivations for writing her latest "Bait and Switch," a book I enjoyed. The store was packed, including two cameramen filming her. Everyone and her mother wanted to talk to Ms. Ehrenreich. I couldn't get a word in. She was also on a tight schedule. I only had the opportunity to ask her one question before she dashed out the door. My question: What would you be doing if you weren't writing? Her answer: "Playing with my grandchildren."

1 comment:

Tabitha said...

en route to seattle, i bought nickle and dimed and couldn't put it down - it was a weekend with fred but i spent half the time with ehrenreich instead. what a treat to be able to meet her! i really enjoy your blog. i think its especially obvious when you comment on posts in the archive =)