“So,” the interviewer starts, holding his iPhone near my face. “What books have most influenced your writing?”
“Yes, tell us,” says Adam Grant, my research hero. I haven’t figured out yet why he’s here. “Which authors acted as mentors in your youth?”
“Interesting question, Adam.” I grab the iPhone and speak directly into it “Follow-up question: Will I be mentioned in your next book?”
Adam smiles enigmatically but doesn’t answer the question.
Feeling left out, the nameless interviewer clears his throat.
“All right, chill. As it happens, I made a list of books that have influenced me.”
“Fascinating.” Adam scribbles something on his notepad. From here, it looks like, “Scrap interview – call Malcolm G,” but I’ve never been good at reading upside-down.
“This seems like a long intro to a post,” the interviewer grumbles.
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