Who Are You?: Different things to different people.

Where Are You?: In an office building 15 floors above ground, to the north of Bottega Veneta, south of Barney's, west of Anya Hindmarch and east of Tod's, until 5 p.m.

What Are You?: A female in her mid-20s.

What do you make?: Not enough money, uninteresting dinners.

What do you love?: Uncrowded stores, waterfront property, good conversations with total strangers, the charge that I get from reading an impeccable sentence.

What do you hate?: Melissa Rivers, Leeza Gibbons, rusty brillo pads, thong underwear, parents who hit their children, bad writing.

What do you listen to?: People talking, Howard Stern a few mornings a week, my cats purr.

What do you watch?: The clock, 8 hours a day, M-F.

What do you drink?: Not enough alcohol.

What do you smoke?: No more cigarettes, as of 2 months ago!

What do you take?: Vacation days in drips and drabs.

What do you believe in?: That things will work out just fine.

When We Were 16

Where were you?: West Nyack, NY

What were you?: A not very happy teen.

What did you wear?: Green Docs and bad hair.

What did you listen to?: The Cure's "Disintegration", almost every day for a year.

What did you watch?: Donahue and cartoons.

What did you love?: Getting a ride home from my friend Adam, cutting classes.

What did you hate?: The social climate in school.

What did you drink?: Snapple from the vending machines.

What did you smoke?: A cigarette here and there.

What did you take?: A few good English classes.

What did you want to be?: A journalist.

Who did you fight?: My brother, several afternoons a week.

Who/What did you believe in?: My gut instincts.

Where did you go?: To Washington, D.C. for a summer journalism program for H.S. kids.

What did you learn?: A bit about politics and the news business in D.C.

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