Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Interview with Lisi Harrison!


Lisi Harrison joined us at Books and Books for a lovely event at the Bal Harbor Shops for her new book Monster High 2: The Ghoul Next Door.

Enjoy our exclusive Yathenaeum interview with her!

If someone threw $20,000 at you – all in a wad – what would you do with it?

OKAY SERIOUSLY, DON'T TAKE THIS PERSONALLY BUT THAT'S AN ANNOYING QUESTION. NO MATTER WHAT I SAY I WILL BE UNFAIRLY JUDGED. IF I SAY, "I'D DONATE IT TO THE RED CROSS FOR DISASTER RELIEF," YOU'D THINK I SOUNDED LIKE A BEAUTY PAGEANT CONTESTANT. IF I SAID, "I'D GO ON A KICK-BUTT VACATION" YOU'D THINK I WAS SELF-CENTERED. IF I SAID, "I'D COUNT IT," YOU'D THINK I WAS UNTRUSTING. IF I DONATED IT TO ONE OF THE CHARITIES I SUPPORT YOU'D FEEL BAD FOR THE CHARITIES I DON'T SUPPORT. IF I THREW IT BACK YOU'D THINK I WAS INSANE. BUT IN ALL REALITY I'D PROBABLY GO TO THE POLICE BECAUSE I'D ASSUME THE PERSON STOLE IT AND WAS BEING CHASED BY THE FEDS AND WAS TRYING TO FRAME ME AND I DON'T WANT TO GO TO JAIL. SO IF YOU MUST JUDGE, PUT ME IN THE PARANOID CATEGORY.

Who would play you in the movie of your life story?

SOME GLAM PIXAR CREATION. WE'D HAVE TO GO FOR SUPER-HUMAN VISUALS BECAUSE NOTHING SAYS BOX OFFICE BOMB LIKE THE STORY OF A CANADIAN GIRL WHO DREAMED OF WRITING, WORKED HER BOOTY OFF, AND EVENTUALLY DID.

Who Pwns everything?

I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THIS MEANS. IS THIS EXISTENTIAL OR INTEREST IN MY PERSONAL ASSETS? PLEASE CLARIFY.

Are you a diver or an outliner?

BIG TIME OUTLINER. MASSIVE. LIKE TO THE POINT OF IT BEING OVERKILL AND ANNOYING TO MY EDITOR. A: A BLOND HAIR. (FYI I AM A BRUNETTE.)

What’s the most random question you can think of? Now answer it.

Q: WHAT DID YOU JUST PULL OFF THE VANILLA CANDLE ON YOUR DESK?

Do you Time Warp? Will you Time Warp with us?

I DID. I CAN. BUT I WON'T. NOT UNLESS IT FEELS ORGANIC. I HAVE NO PROBLEM BUSTING INTO DANCE. TRULY. I'M HAPPY TO EMBARRASS MYSELF. BUT IF IT'S FORCED I'LL FEEL SQUIRMY AND UNCOMFY. KIND OF THE WAY I'D FEEL IF I HAD TO WEAR A CRISP WHITE BUTTON-DOWN AND BLACK SLACKS. LIKE I'M BETRAYING MYSELF.


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