The Questionnaire: Aretha Amelia Sills

By The QuestionnaireMarch 26, 2012

The Questionnaire: Aretha Amelia Sills


What is your go-to shoe?  

If you read this piece, you'll find proof of my lifelong devotion to Swedish footwear. If not, just do a search herein for "red clogs."

Title of the book you're probably never going to write, but would kind of like to get around to?  

Rolling Downhill Like a Snowball Headed for Hell: Merle Haggard and The Great 20th Century Novels of Middle Age and Masculinity.  

Sexy and dangerous, or brilliant and kind?   

When compelled to choose between The Rolling Stones and The Beatles, I vote The Kinks. 

What character or story haunts you?  

The compulsive, surly, and ever-yearning Miss Lucy Snowe of Charlotte Bronte's Villette

Who is the author you'd most like to impersonate online?  

Jane Bowles. 



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