Gary Shteyngart, author of the critically acclaimed novels The Russian Debutante's Handbook, Absurdistan, and the brand-new Super Sad True Love Story, was kind enough to be the very first participant in our debut version of the Warwick's Questionnaire - ten questions designed to reveal the dark reaches of an author's soul. Or something like that. Gary's answers mostly have to do with boiling water and Mark Twain.
|Gary Shteyngart, willing participant|
- Turning 38 without learning how to drive or boil water.
- Dying in a car crash or being horribly burned by boiling water.
- The power to drive while using a tea kettle.
- Mark Twain. Duh.
- A Stalin-era copy of Tom Sawyer in Russian.
- The stuff below the neck. The head's not great either.
- The Pacific Ocean. I've heard good things!
- Columbia is known for its hot student bod. He blended in nicely.
- If dachshunds didn't exist I wouldn't want to live either. Who would make me smile?
- "Can you please boil some tea for me and then drive me to the airport?"