I’ve been doing so many interviews lately my head begins to spin. What if I answered that question differently the last time? Will my answers come across as self-help rather than memoir? Are interviewers trying to pidgeonhole MOOSE as a "how not to be a fat teen" book? I know it is all in my head, but that’s what makes me me, so deal with it. The prize for stupidest question came from someone the other day. The line of questioning went as follows-
Interviewer- How much did you weigh at 13 years old?
Me– I was 165lbs and 5’2"
Interviewer– How did you get that big?
Me- I ate three bowls of cereal instead of one
Interviewer– Stephanie, how could your parents afford all that food? It must have been incredibly expensive.
Compare and contrast:
NPR Radio Interview(Audio)- Worth a listen!!
Dallas Morning News
Austin American Statesman
Woman’s Day NEW EXCERPT