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My first job was scooping ice cream at Friendly’s in Albany, New York. I hated the work, most of my colleagues, and the uniform, and…
I’m a comic writer, in some ways, and a comic person when I’m up at a podium, in order to disguise the fact that in…
I write because I admire the act of rationalization, of seeking clarity in one’s understanding of the complexities of life, and I’m bad at it.…
I was just about to begin writing ‘Mirror Mirror’, within about a week of it, when September 11, 2001 happened. I found myself incapable of…
I had written children’s books for 14 years before I published ‘Wicked.’ And none of them were poorly reviewed, and none of them sold enough…
I actually prefer female voices to listen to, mostly, but among the male singers whose voices I like are Jeff Buckley, Art Garfunkel, that sort…
When I began ‘Wicked’, I really thought of it entirely as a one-off, as the English say. There was no intention that there should ever…
When I write a book, I write very cleanly from page one to the last page. I hardly ever write out of sequence.
My tastes in music tend to favor anything my kids don’t like, out of natural antipathy amplified by a sort of malicious glee.
I like to think I’m a pretty good-natured guy and pretty civil and probably not ever truly guilty in any serious way of any legal…
I do love to sing. Had I a longer set of thigh bones and a sweeter voice, I should have loved to be a performer.
I like classical music of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and I adore Bach above all.
I didn’t even realize this at first, but there’s almost no central character in any of my 24 books who doesn’t have a dead mother…
The story of ‘Mirror Mirror’ is in many ways a story about evolution. It’s about the evolution of a child into an adult. It’s about…
I never write a book unless I can’t help it. Something has to bother me, like a mosquito, until I have to do something to…
In a sense, ‘Out of Oz’ is an examination of how individuals keep going, keep reinventing themselves and their lives, even after life-altering complications have…
I’m not a writer because I want to make money. I’m a writer because I’m a very slow thinker, but I do care about thinking,…
While I pride myself on trying to be creative in all areas of my life, I have occasionally gone overboard, like the time I decided…
Have you ever noticed when you look in a mirror, unless you’re really depressed or something, the person in the mirror generally looks a little…
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