I've spent my life supporting myself.
It's gratifying that it does; I love to give readings.
I think I write about things that are mysterious to me.
Nobody can assume that, to a writer, everything is off-limits.
I don't even correct people when they mispronounce my name now.
I think that I'm serious, but I don't think that I'm inordinately bleak.
Women are obviously much more discriminated against than men in many ways.
I must say also that it's never worked to my disadvantage that I have long, blond hair.
It's interesting, though, that in daily life, I think of myself as being relatively unobservant.
If you could have a book called My Favorite Six Stories, I don't think I'd have trouble doing that.