The Questionnaire: Ben Ehrenreich
By The QuestionnaireMarch 26, 2012
How do you get up in the morning?
With the help of a complex system of ropes, pulleys, insults, winches, catapults, delusion, caffeine.
Do you succumb to nostalgia?
Only on Sundays.
Best piece of advice you ever received?
"When you write the book, write it good." - Stephan, bartender at the Holiday Cocktail Lounge, St. Marks Place, rest in peace.
Which classic author would you like to see kicked out of the pantheon?
All of them. Do we really need a pantheon?
Are you okay with blood?
Depends whose it is, doesn't it?
What country would you want to be exiled in?
What's your poison?
What's your problem?
Sexy and dangerous, or brilliant and kind?
Do I have to choose?
Does plot matter?
Does age matter?
Only to the living.
The Questionnaire is, as her name suggests, a multifarious and mysterious interlocutor. Chameleon-like, her questions change their color as they approach each new interviewee.
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