Author, Journalist, New Yorker
WHAT’S YOUR MOTTO?
“First with the head, then with the heart, that’s how a man stays ahead from the start.” It’s from a book called “The Power of One” by Bryce Courtenay, a South African author, and I only wish I could say I follow it more often!
WHAT’S ON YOUR NIGHTSTAND?
“The Undoing Project,” by Michael Lewis and “The Upstarts,” by Brad Stone
WHAT GIVES YOU GOOSE BUMPS?
The waterfall scene in “The Last of the Mohicans”
WHAT IS YOUR BAD DAY BACKUP PLAN?
Going to Soul Cycle!
WHAT ARE YOU GRATEFUL FOR?
Family, friends and good editors.
HOW DO YOU DEFINE SUCCESS?
Doing something original.
BEST ADVICE YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED?
“Say no now!” rather than waiting until it’s too late. I can’t say I’ve managed to follow it!
HOW DO YOU PRESS PAUSE?
I drink a glass of wine.
WHAT DID YOUR 8-YEAR-OLD SELF LOVE DOING?
IF YOU COULD HAVE ONE MAGIC POWER WHAT WOULD IT BE?
After a week of plane delays…teleporting!
WHAT MAKES YOU FORGET TO EAT?
Nothing, unfortunately, except indigestion
WHAT IS THE HARDEST THING YOU’VE EVER DONE – YOUR GREATEST CHALLENGE?
Writing my new book Valley of the Gods– by far!
FAVORITE WORD? WHY?
Unschlagbar. Our tour guide in Berlin said it means “unbeatable” in German but isn’t often used, which made it even funnier for an American to say.
To learn more about Alexandra, buy her book Valley of the Gods, and follow her on: