Matthew Norman’s debut novel, Domestic Violets was a hilarious and poignant tale of a man trapped in a job he hated because he needed to provide for his family who wondered if he would ever fulfill his dreams. Norman’s snarky and self-deprecating style makes his follow-up book, We’re All Damaged, on sale today, equally enjoyable. So I’m happy to welcome Matthew back to Colloquium today!
Cocktail Party Q & A
Other than my wife and kids, writing is the most important thing in my life. Due to some odd, neurotic glitch in my personality, though, when asked about it at cocktail parties, I am turned instantly into the world’s biggest idiot.
Ask me to talk about baseball, movies, or U2, and I’ll go on and on until someone shoots me with a tranquilizer dart. Ask me about the activity I’ve devoted my entire adult life to, and, well, get ready for a stream of nonsense followed by me falling down the stairs.
So, I’ve decided to use this opportunity to compile and properly answer the five writing questions I get most often at cocktail parties. And, just to keep things feeling authentic, I went ahead and had like five drinks.