Who do you most look like? A close friend told me that if Cameron Diaz lived on nothing but beer and pizza for six months, she’d look just like me.
Who do you most look like? A close friend told me that if Cameron
Diaz lived on nothing but beer and pizza for six months, she’d look just
What would you do if you didn’t do what you do? I would probably be
writing about the hi-tech industry. Either that, or working with a bunch
of unwashed hippies at a start-up.
What would you like to change about the PR industry? I’m sick of having
journalist friends tell me to come over to the other side - they
introduce me as PR scum. But at the same time, there are publicists out
there who earn that bad reputation. I will not engage in hair-twirling
to get a story placed.
What was your most embarrassing moment? At my first PR agency, I sent
out a release without questioning the client contact info. On the day
the release went live, my boss came into my office and asked me to test
the client’s phone number. I got, ’Hello, welcome to the Pleasure
Palace. For bondage and discipline, press 1.’
What is your favorite sport? I swam competitively for over 10 years,
which is evidence of my masochism when it comes to physical pain.
What is your best or worst habit? I’m intensely independent. I was
always the kid in group projects in school that could never quite trust
my classmates to do their share.
Who or what do you hate most? Many things annoy me, but I hate few
things beyond gefilte fish and cold pizza.
What would you do on a desert island? I would probably end up like Dr.
Zarkoff in Flash Gordon: repeating to myself the lyrics from my favorite
songs, the stanzas of my favorite poems, the paragraphs of my favorite
books, the things by which I identify myself.
Name one thing about your past that people would be surprised to learn.
Every personality test I’ve ever been forced to take has planted me
firmly in introvert territory.
What is your best ability? To persevere. Living in NYC, working in an
industry where you can make calls to 100 editors and not get a single
positive response, you have to be able to keep going. My dad used to say
that anything worth doing is worth doing well. ’Half-assed’ is a Smith
What is your philosophy? I’ve never been one for accepted social
niceties when it comes to conceptions of femininity. My college yearbook
quote was, ’I may not be a lady, but I’m all woman.’