OK, we'll admit it. We burger-flippers are boy-crazy. We are guyaholics and we don't want to go to rehab (we say, no, no, no....) It's not that we're endorsing a boy-addicted lifestyle. It's just that we're having too much fun to quit. So we knew we'd adore Carolyn Mackler's newest novel, Guyaholic. This follow-up to her deliciously-titled Vegan Virgin Valentine centers on the same main character, the obsessive-yet-loveable V. The story makes some interesting connections between V's guy-chasing ways and her mother's. It's a quick read and it in our opinion it's entirely succulent (no that doesn't mean it sucks--it's our new, vintage-2008 way to say "it's real good"--like it?)
So anyhow, we asked Carolyn to take our fun and funky pop quiz. Here 'tis:
Who is your favorite writer that most people have never heard of?
I've been racking my brain and I actually think most people have heard of all my favorite writers (Megan McCafferty, Judy Blume, Nick Hornby, David Levithan, Rachel Cohn, Sarah Dessen). Which is a great thing because it means they're getting the popular success they deserve.
What kid or teen books rocked your world growing up?
Anything by Judy Blume. Autumn Street by Lois Lowry. Anything by M.E. Kerr. The Great Brain books.
Describe your ideal place to write.
At my desk in the corner of our bedroom (with a huge cup of coffee at my side).
Your life is a TV series. Name the theme song, one event that would be on the "best of" episode, and one that would be on the blooper reel.
Theme song: "The Only Living Boy in New York" by Paul Simon. (I'm a girl, but it still fits)
Best of: Getting married, having my son
Blooper reel: Junior High. Can that please go in the trash bin?
Burger-flippers want to know: have you ever had a job that required you to wear a geeky uniform? Details, please!
We'd like to name a burger in your honor. What kind of fixins should it have?
Veggie burger (I'm a vegetarian), swiss cheese, avocado, onion, lettuce, tomato, sprouts, ranch dressing. Oh my god, YUM.